Late Breaker: The war in Ukraine – an attack on health and human rights


Friday 11 November, 12:45 - 13:45 CET, Alpha 6


Organised by

WHO Country Office in Ukraine, EPH Conference 


The Ukrainian people are suffering greatly from the illegal aggression by Russia, whose forces have devastated large parts of the country and committed numerous war crimes. According to United Nations reports, a total of more than 11.7 million people have left Ukraine as a result of the war, many of them seeking refuge in Poland. Colossal damage has been caused by Russian attacks on vital infrastructure, including hundreds of health facilities, and by indiscriminate shelling of urban areas. In this Late Breaker session, we will hear from representatives of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health about urgent challenges to the health situation in their country, the Polish government's response to the influx of refugees and what it takes to rebuild the health infrastructure in Ukraine after the war.


Verena Vogt, Technical University Berlin, Germany, Chair of the EPH Conference International Scientific Committee


Challenges in public health due to the war
Oleksandr Matskov, Ministry of Health, Ukraine

Experience of organizing Immunization during the war
Andrii Pashynnyi, Ministry of Health, Ukraine

Regional Public Health Profiles in Ukraine
Vitalii Prykhodko, Ministry of Health, Ukraine

Inclusion and Integration Policy are the way to deal with current human displacement crises in Poland
Larysa Sugay, National Institute of Public Health NIH - National Research Institute, Poland

‘When the guns fall silent’… Priorities for health in post-war Ukraine
Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom


Registration is not required. Delegates can attend the lunch symposium free of charge. Get your lunch in the Exhibiton / Catering Area and take it to the session room.