Antin KUSHNIR, Ukraine
PROJECT: Improvement of the Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics accountability and link to its target groups by supporting care givers of the children with chronic diseases via Parent’s Initiative Social Accelerator

Antin has founded and serves as a General Director at the Anna Mazurenko Children’s Health Centre, – social entrepreneurship in Lviv, which provides physical and mental health development programs as an integrative model of care.

While working as a paediatrician, Antin graduated with Master’s degree in Public Administration in Health Care. Further, he developed solid background in children’s mental care provision approaches and use of telemedicine. Antin Co-founded a professional NGO Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics, national branch of European Academy of Paediatrics.

Antin has participated in number of international health related programs. Within the Canada Ukraine Parliamentary Program, he has worked in the office of Canadian MP Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan, Professor of Paediatrics. Being awarded with the U.S. State Department Fellowship, he has acquired practical experience at all levels of U.S. health care provision and legislature.

Antin Kushnir: “As an EaP Civil Society Fellow, I intend to bring theory into practice and I will focus my following career steps on improving families’ experience in respect to access, understanding and advocacy for their needs, especially for the parents of children with chronic diseases. I am considering the Fellowship as being a tremendous opportunity to promote Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics collaborative activities within parent’s communities.

Improvement of the Ukrainian Academy of Paediatrics accountability and link to its target groups by supporting care givers of the children with chronic diseases via Parent’s Initiative Social Accelerator

The main idea of the Project is to create and launch a Parents’ Initiatives Social Accelerator (PISA), – a model for typical trainings to trigger and facilitate collaborative involvement of families with their professional counterparts (paediatricians and family doctors).

The Project is intend to:

  • equip target groups with relevant tools for building organisational and communication strategies;
  • inspire parents for further motivation in their self-organization;
  • build mutual understanding between parents with different initiatives selected for the project, which may result in joint projects development.

 

The project will also disseminate public awareness about their specific problems among community and lack of access to health care providers who can assist parents in behavioural change to adhere to therapies and to modify behavioural risk factors.

Fellowship Programs 2018
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Advocacy
Awareness raising
Topics Health
Project duration June 2018 - November 2018

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