Let Me Live

Creator: Ukrainian Community Advisory Board (UCAB) Patients of Ukraine
Contact: Olga Stefanyhyna olga.s@patients.org.ua

Description: This video tells the story of how patient organizations overcame their situation of state funding for HIV/AIDS treatment in Ukraine. Funding has always been residual and insufficient and many HIV-positive patients all over the country were left without treatment. HIV-positive children, and children whose relatives were HIV-infected, signed postcards addressed to their state representatives - «Let me live!». 500 cards were personally collected for the President, which were hand delivered to him right after the press conference at the Children’s Center for HIV-positive children. Immediately following the press conference, the presidential order to the Prime Minister was signed to madate full financing for treatment of HIV-positive people in Ukraine.

Country: Ukraine
Population: People with HIV/AIDS
Issue: Access to Healthcare, Access to Medicines
Length: > 5 Minutes
Language (Spoken): Ukrainian
Language (Subtitles): English