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On the eve of the autumn active business season, the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine held a medical camp in the village of Verkhovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk region.

It was attended by more than 80 Ukrainian participants (students, nurses, doctors), as well as foreign guests: USA, Canada, Estonia.

Thus, the audience attended seminars on the topics: "Myths in gynecology", "Effective communication with the patient", "Emotional intelligence", "How to start a career and remain a Christian in a new environment", "Depression", "The path to opening your own practice", "Organization of Palliative Care in Ukraine", "Skin Care", "People Orientation in Medicine" and others. They also took part in the round table "Faith/Profession".

"Insane pace. Time is not our property," as Lina Kostenko wrote. Obviously, the organizers of the camp took this into account. Therefore, spiritual and entertaining components were provided. For example, the morning began with reading the Bible and meditating on the Word of God. After the seminars, the participants went to the mountains and rafted down the mountain rivers. Well, in the evening, singing "Where are the mountains of the Carpathians, where is the Written Stone ..." they gathered around the fire. (By the way, the sung Written Stone is located just in the vicinity of Verkhovyna).

"This time has become a time of renewal and inspiration," Liubov Kushniruk shares his impressions. – We were given the opportunity to learn from cool speakers who, by the way, motivate us with their very lives. For example, with Vadym Vus, they practiced with ultrasound: they looked for the optic nerve, jugular vein, carotid artery, thyroid gland, aorta, liver ... With Ekaterina Pilon, they learned to overcome depression and take care of the skin. Special thanks to her for a luxurious gift - a Littman cardiology stethophonendoscope (the mother of the phonendoscope of the mentioned brand is my dream, like many medical students, by the way). With Jeff Crane - practiced English and "mastered" the topic "Communication with the patient". Count everyone and everything! The conclusion with which I came from there: "Act for the sake of the future!" and the biblical "For God did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind."

At one time, about ten years ago, the Alliance of Christian Professionals united the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine, the Association of Christian Lawyers, entrepreneurs, psychologists, teachers, artists and athletes. It has been five years since, taking into account the achievements of the Alliance and the First of December Initiative Group, the Peace and Development Foundation was created, which, together with other organizations, joined the financing of the camp.

RISU | 08.09.21 Lviv

"The field of biotechnology in Ukraine. Analysis of international experience, statistical data and a survey of industry experts on the problems and prospects for the development of the field"

Research by the Center for Economic Strategy commissioned by our Fund (view, download; Before viewing, please share your e-mail; Your data is secured)

Briefly about the direction

The Peace and Development Foundation was founded with the aim of developing innovations and attracting international experience in Ukraine, so one of the first areas that focuses on is biotechnology.

This is an urgent problem for our country, since we have an underdeveloped biotechnology industry: the lack of production of vaccines, modern diagnostic tools and drugs for many common diseases (including cancer), state laboratories do not sequence the genome, do not diagnose mutations in genes (with the exception of the laboratory NDSL "OKHMATDIT").

Obviously, in order to change the situation, an appropriate state policy is needed that will promote the development of biomedical research, technology transfer with the subsequent production of vaccines and biosimilars, and the use of "advanced therapy products".

To this end, the Peace and Development Foundation (PDF) initiated a study with the Center for Economic Strategies on the prospects for biotechnology in Ukraine. Its results will be used by the Ministry of Health to write the Strategy for the Development of Biotechnology in Ukraine, and they will also be in the public domain.

PDF also uses research work to create its own project with the aim of bringing together universities and research institutions specializing in medical and biological technologies. In other words, to develop young personnel and give impetus to strengthen the development of biotechnology in Ukraine.

For this purpose, in particular, the following will be analyzed: - existing capacities in Ukraine for the development of the biotechnology industry: what has already been done/developed; what directions were attempted to be developed; finding out why other directions are not developed;

- foreign companies operating in Ukraine work and involve our scientists in cooperation;
- National Research Fund – issues of distribution and use of resources and others.

The Peace and Development Foundation assumes that the biotechnology sector could repeat the path of domestic IT - in 5-7 years, enter the TOP-20 countries in the world that have their own infrastructure and produce their own biotechnological products.

The Day newspaper | | 13.08.21 Kyiv | Nastia Khamar
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