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About Us

UNITUS was established in 2000 with goals to decrease the prevalence of socially significant diseases, support and protect the rights of vulnerable groups, and mobilize the efforts of public and state organizations in the Mykolayiv, Ukraine region to increase the capacity of health in development. Past projects we’ve implemented have been funded with the help of organizations such as UNICEF, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Alliance for Public Health.

By creating a coalition of local NGOs and government agencies, we’ve built a network of medical and social services made accessible to at risk populations. UNITUS continues to develop this coalition today, and strives to provide sustainable, high quality support to vulnerable populations.

Our Mission

  • To decrease the prevalence of socially significant diseases in Mykolayivs’ka Oblast
  • Supporting and protecting the rights of socially vulnerable groups including commercial sex workers, injecting drug users, and orphans and vulnerable children
  • Forging coalitions with other non-governmental organizations and government agencies to increase the capacity for social and public health development in the Mykolayiv region