Delivering Medical & Mental Health Care in Eastern Ukraine

Galina, 86, looks at the hole where a shell hit her apartment in Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine.
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As fighting continues in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing medical supplies, including bandages, syringes, antibiotics and stretchers, to hospitals there. Teams also continue the work of treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in the regional penitentiary system, a program MSF began in 2011.

In addition, MSF is been running a mental health program to provide counseling to victims of violence, and technical and emotional support for mental health professionals who have been delivering psychological care.

Galina, 86, looks at the hole where a shell hit her apartment in Kievsky district in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Manu Brabo/MSF
MSF staff deliver medicines, to treat chronic diseases, to Hospital no.6 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Manu Brabo
A patient infected with TB is treated by a member of MSF staff within a prison in Donetsk, Ukraine, where MSF is helping to treat patients infected with TB. MSF has been running a DR-TB treatment program within the penitentiary system in Donetsk since 2011
Manu Brabo
An elderly woman approaches a food distribution point between Donetsk and Yasinovataya, Ukraine.
Manu Brabo
Men clear debris after a shell fell near their apartment in Voroshilovsky area, in the center of Donetsk, Ukraine.
Manu Brabo
An MSF psychologist during a consultation with a patient at the health center called Ambulatory #6 in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine.
Manu Brabo