Beyond Medicines in Ukraine

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Takeda's program is working to address diagnosis and treatment gaps for Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients in the Ukraine.
Government 2
Hospitals Health Facilities 2
Local NGOs 1
Other Business 1
Professional Services 1
  • Improve access to diagnostic procedures for relapsed and refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients.
  • Support the ongoing professional development of pathologists and clinicians who diagnose and treat lymphoma.

Health needs and challenges

The CD30 and PET-CT scans needed for diagnosis of lymphoma are unaffordable for some patients in Ukraine.

How the program and partnership activities address needs and challenges

The program covers the costs for PET-CT scans, an expensive diagnostic procedure that is not covered by the government or health insurance. It also covers the costs of immuno-histochemistry which is a valuable clinical tool for assessing CD30+ patients who may respond to treatments such as Adcetris® that target the CD30 protein.

In addition, the program also provides professional development of pathologists, through our partner, National Cancer Institute of Ukraine:

  • Seminars to discuss difficult diagnostic cases, which in turn strengthen inks between pathologists and clinicians
  • Provision of web-based resources for pathologists
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma tutorials for clinicians in the major cities of Ukraine
Results and milestones

Since the launch of the program (September 2016) approximately 200 PET-CT scan tests and 300 CD30+ tests have been subsidized. Through this initiative approximately 100 pathologists have been trained and more than 200 nurses trained with six nursing programs delivered in major cities across the Ukraine.

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
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Target Population
  • People with low incomes
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  2. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations

National Cancer Institute of Health Ukraine

National Hematology Institute of

"Coordination of program activity, scientific support, presentations for clinicians and pathologists"

Hospitals Health Facilities
CSD Health Care

Immunohistochemistry testing

Diagnostic Center

PET-CT scans

Local NGOs
Cherkasky Onco

Patient education and logistics

Other Business

Professional Services

Professional Services
Medical Data Management

Logistic partner

Additional information