33 Persons were Awarded the Pallium Ukraine Award for the Development of Palliative Care in Ukraine

The awards were presented during the international conference "Practices of Palliative Care in the Eurasian Region", which took place in October 2017 in Ivano-Frankivsk.

The International Renaissance Foundation has been involved in the development of palliative care in Ukraine for more than 10 years. This year activists, particularly from Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, at the initiative of the IRF decided to create a Pallium Ukraine Award as a symbol of gratitude to those who contributed to the development and promotion of palliative care in Ukraine. The head of the organizing committee was Anna Kotenko, a representative of the Network 100 Percent Life Rivne.

The awards were presented during the international conference “Practices of Palliative Care in the Eurasian Region”, which took place in October 2017 in Ivano-Frankivsk. They were received by 33 conference participants in the following nominations:

  • for the development of pediatric palliative care;
  • for the development of palliative care: to civil activists and human rights activists;
  • for the development of palliative care: to practitioners.


  1. Olena Temchenko, representative of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and National Preventive Mechanism team, Ukraine
  2. Anna Kotenko, Rivne branch of All-Ukrainian Network of People Living With HIV, Ukraine
  3. Andrii Rokhanskyi, MD, Legal Analitics and Strategies Institute, Ukraine
  4. Olena Riga, MD, Prof., Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine
  5. Andrei Penkov, MD, President of the Ukrainian-German Medical Asossiation, EUAP, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  6. Volodymyr Tymoshenko, Eurasian Institute for Drug Policy, Ukraine
  7. Viktoria Tymoshevska,  Public health program International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine
  8. Roman Marabian, MD, Chief Doctor of Kharkiv Regional Specialized Orphanages No1 in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  9. Iryna Kulikova, physician of mobile department of Palliative Care Center in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  10. Galyna Kuznetsova, MD, Chief Doctor of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Specialized Orphanages in Nadvirna, Ukraine
  11. Olena Koval, International Renaissance Foundation consultant, Ukraine
  12. Oleksandra (Lesia) Bratsun, MD, advisor to the Minister of Health of Ukraine
  13. Rostyslav Derzhypilskii, theater director, director of the play “Oscar and the Lady in Pink”, Ukraine
  14. Roman Melnyk, Director of Health Department of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, Ukraine
  15. Irma Vitovska, Honored Artist of Ukraine, Principle part in the play “Oscar and the Lady in Pink”, Ukraine
  16. Marry Callaway, Open Society Foundations, the USA
  17. Tetiana Kozak, MD, Chief Doctor of Primary care service center, Chief Doctor of home care team in Uzhorod, Ukraine
  18. Alla Ivanenko, Regional Hematologist, Head of the department of oncohematology in the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Children’s Hospital
  19. father Iaroslav Rokhman, Chaplain of the Clinical Center of Palliative Care in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  20. father Sergii Dmytriev, Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of Social Service and Charity of the Ukraine Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, Executive Secretary of the Commission on Social Services of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches, Ukraine
  21. Eduard Gorbatenko, Chairman of the Board of the Vita-Lite Foundation (Mykolayiv Region), Member of the Board of the All-Ukrainian Public Organization “Ukrainian League for the Promotion of Palliative and Hospice Care”
  22. Iurii Zhogno, Chairman of the NGO «ELEOS”
  23. Rusia Aseieva, photographer-documentary, volunteer, author of the photo exhibition “The Right to Live Without Pain …”
  24. Orina Detsyk, Head of Department of Social Medicine, Organization of Health Care and Medical Law, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ukraine
  25. Maria Shevchenko-Ailen, Director of the Open Palms Foundation, Ukraine
  26. Sergii Psiiurnyk, Head of Charitable Foundation “Face to face” in Cherkasy, Ukraine
  27. Anatolii Tsarenko, MD, National Medical Academy of Post Graduate Education named after P. Shupik, Kyiv, Ukraine
  28. Andrii Palamarchuk, Chief Doctor of the Drohobych District Medical Association, Ukraine
  29. Liudmyla Andriishyn, Chief Palliative Care Specialist of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Center of Palliative care in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine
  30. Nadia Vengryn, Director of the Dubnensky Medical College in Rivne, Ukraine
  31. father Andree Nagirniak, Head of the Department of Social Affairs of the Patriarchal Curia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Vice-President of the International Charity Fund “Caritas Ukraine”, Ukraine
  32. Maria Adamchuk, Charitable Foundation “STOP Cancer”, Ukraine
  33. Tetiana Nicelsen, Ukrainian Association of Pediatric Palliative Care, Ukraine

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