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Olha Stefanyshyna

23 March 2018

Olha Stefanyshyna

Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine


Born in 1983 in Kyiv 
Citizen of Ukraine



MA in Philology

  • 2000

graduated from V.O. Sukhomlynsky Ukrainian College;

  • 2005

graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Department of English Philology (English and German Languages and Literature);

  • 2006

completed the Ohio University online course in Project Planning and Engaging Stakeholders;

  • 2010

completed the Accounting Skills Course at the 21st Century Community Learning Center.



  • 2003-present

consultancy services for different charitable organizations, mainly translation and interpreting services for Foreign Missions in Ukraine (SOS Kinderdorf-International, VNG-International);

  • 2005-present

Assistant and then Coordinator of the ‘Reintegration of homeless women in Kyiv: Inclusive Decisions at Local Level’ international MATRA project developed by VNG-International, while working for the Main Department of Social Protection of the Population in the city of Kyiv;

  • 2005

Coordinator of the SMARTWork (Strategically Managing AIDS Reponses Together) Project in Ukraine developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED);

  • 2006

Coordinator of the Harm Reduction Project developed by the National Committee of Ukrainian Red Cross Society;

  • 2007-2011

Policy and Advocacy Director at the All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH (People Living with HIV/AIDS);

  • 2011-2018 

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Patients of Ukraine Charitable Foundation, which focuses on uniting patients with various diseases, with the first and foremost goal to fight for access to life-saving treatment and patients’ rights in Ukraine;

  • 2018

appointed Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine.



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