The WHO Country Office in Ukraine was established in June 1994 in Kyiv to maintain an effective link between WHO/Europe and Ukraine. In addition, the Country Office aided the development of effective international cooperation in the field of health with widespread involvement of the international community. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Ukraine. The country team consists of 25 staff members, including 15 experts in the fields of HIV/AIDS, immunization and vaccine preventable diseases, maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases, tobacco control, tuberculosis, communications and IT.

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World Mental Health Day: suicide prevention in Ukraine

Every 40 seconds, 1 person dies from suicide. As part of its campaign on suicide prevention and to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, WHO reports on the progress of suicide prevention at the primary health care level in Ukraine.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Ukraine
58, Yaroslavska str.
Kyiv 04071
Tel.: + 38 044 428 55 55

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
7 Hrushevskoho str.
Kyiv 01601
Tel.: +380 44 200 0794

Data and statistics


Estimated life expectancy. (World Health Report) (as of 2011)

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Health response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has affected approximately 5 million people and led to the displacement of 1.6 million. Access to primary, secondary and emergency health-care services and medicines has been disrupted on both sides of the contact line. Of those affected, 3.8 million are currently in need of health services.