‘Promotion of Social Infrastructure Development. Improvement of rural basic health. USIF.VII’ Project
Implementation period: 2019 – 2023.
Donor: German Government through KfW
Budget: EUR 14,45 mln.
Territory of implementation: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions, districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control of Ukraine.
Objectives: improvement conditions for provision of primary healthcare services through energy-efficient renovation of primary health care centers and supply of medical equipment.
It is expected that renovation of not less, than 40 objects will be financed. Comprehensive capacity measures for the focus groups: physicians, health care centers managers, health care officials of the local and reginal level will be organized and held.
On September 22, 2020, USIF Supervisory Board approved a list of subprojects (hereinafter - SPs) under the Project,  40 of which  are subject to implementation and 10 SPs are included in the reserve.
Among 40 SPs approved for implementation, 14 are in Dnipropetrovsk region, 9 - in Zaporizhzhia region, 6 - in Kharkiv region, 6 - in Donetsk region, 5 - in Luhansk region.
Implementation status as of  December 2021:
Design and cost estimate documentation was developed and passed through expertise for 34 out of 40 SPs.
Proper and timely execution of construction works at 26 objects, including their full and successful completion at the objects of 5 SPs was organized.
Rapid tests, diagnostic and laboratory equipment and personal protective equipment for the total sum of EUR 360.85 thousand were procured and delivered to partner medical institutions.
Personal protection kits, urgently needed by medical personnel at COVID-19 pandemic, are procured and supplied to all 40 partner medical institutions. Each kit includes 3,000 disposable masks, 1,000 shoe covers, 600 surgical gowns and 300 goggles.
A tender selection of the Contractor for holding training on various topics for the focus groups of the Project (managers, doctors and medical staff of partner medical institutions as well as officials, responsible for medical care issues on the community and region levels) was made.
A number of measures were taken to ensure efficient work in the areas of environmental and social management and management of asbestos-containing materials.
Interested persons can familiarize themselves with Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), developed for that Project and endorsed by USIF Executive Committee.
Representatives of the local communities are invited to familiarize themselves with Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) of subprojects, being implemented with USIF support in their communities in the framework of USIF VII Project .
These Plans provide information about possible negative ecological and social impacts, occupational health and labor safety as well as measures to mitigate these impacts.
Proposals to ESMPs can be sent to the responsible contact persons specified in these plans: