I’m not exactly sure why I’m reading this first from a newspaper in Connecticut, but you just never know where you’re going to discover tidbits about Ukraine. This is a bit more than a tidbit, though.
Apparently, there is corruption in the government. Wow, never knew that. And money falls into the wrong hands on a regular basis. Really?
But the lack of confidence that money will go to where it’s supposed to go may cause many HIV+ projects to lose some of the largest supporters and donors to HIV-related work in Ukraine. Which, of course, always ends up hurting the people depending on their funded drug treatments. And which ones can say the least about their situation? Well, the children, of course.
Corruption by the government and harassment by the government. Not a good thing.
I would love to think that the government might actually change under the leadership of a convicted felon, but that doesn’t seem too very likely. So I pray for creative alternative routes of getting the much-needed funds for the life-saving drugs to the vulnerable stigmatized patients.
By the way, had a GREAT time visiting my young HIV+ inpatient friends today.