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Ukrainian doctors visit Brazil’s largest children’s hospital

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November 30,2023 448
Ukrainian doctors visit Brazil’s largest children’s hospital

Ukrainian doctors, training under the project of UWC’s initiative Unite with Ukraine, visited the largest pediatric hospital in Brazil – Hospital Pequeno Príncipe – in the city of Curitiba, Paraná state.

The Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation (UBCR), under the leadership of its President Vitório Sorotiuk, made this visit possible. Ukrainian doctors were given a tour of the state-of-the-art hospital facilities and engaged in meaningful discussions with their Brazilian colleagues. Vitório Sorotiuk shared insights into the initial stages of collaboration with the Ukrainian children’s hospital Okhmatdyt, which he recently visited.

During their trip to Paraná, home to a substantial Ukrainian community of half a million, the Ukrainian physicians held meetings with former Minister of Health of Curitiba and Deputy Marcia Huçulak, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Curitiba Mariano Czaikowski, along with other officials, medical professionals, pharmacists, and psychologists from the Ukrainian community. The group was accompanied by the medical director of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Miguel Cendoroglo.

Dr. Olesia Vynnyk, M.D., Coordinator of Medical Initiatives at the UWC, shed light on the UniteWithUkraine project and highlighted the efforts of paramedics in Ukraine.

“It was undoubtedly a productive meeting to strengthen the work of solidarity support of Ukraine in the medical field,” the project organizers said. 

“Visiting Curitiba felt like stepping into a world brimming with love for Ukrainian culture and heritage. I’m thrilled to have been part of this remarkable event,” expressed Dr. Vynnyk, reflecting on her encounter with the Ukrainian community in Curitiba.

Ukrainian doctors training in Brazil began on November 6 and will continue until December 2. Ukrainian medical specialists are mastering both clinical and management skills. The training program is funded by the UWC’s Unite with Ukraine initiative.