In a joint effort to improve social and medical services, GIZ and partner municipalities in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions have agreed on an ambitious plan for the time period of 2020 to 2022. The activities are part of the GIZ project “Strengthening Resources for the Sustainable Development of Host Communities in eastern Ukraine”.

GIZ and the 20 cities and amalgamated territorial communities identified several areas of cooperation. They include social protection, provision of social services, health care as well as the maintenance of social infrastructure buildings that were renovated by GIZ. The coordination talks took place from June to July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were held online.

Online meeting with partners from Kriviy Rih

Online meeting with partners from Nova Vodolaha

 Social services: Activities will focus on a new methodology to effectively assess the needs of the population, development of strategies in the social sector, the introduction of mobile services, the improvement of a qualification system for employees as well as other activities.

Healthcare: GIZ and partner municipalities will work on sectoral concepts and strategies, and introduce a monitoring system for the quality of medical services. Other reform projects include the development of the public health system and the improvement of the electronic document management system.

In addition to this, projects to improve social and medical institutions in selected communities will be implemented.


The project will consolidate the results achieved from 2015 to 2019 under the “Infrastructure Program Initiatives for Ukraine” and will make sure that these achievements will have a lasting impact on the social and medical services in eastern Ukraine.


Project Partners

Dnipropetrovsk region: Nikopol, Kryvyi Rih, Zhovti Vody, Mezhivska amalgamated community, Petropavlivsky rayon (in future – Petropavlivska amalgamated community), Tomakivka amalgamated community.

Zaporizhzhia region: Melitopol, Guliaypole city amalgamated community, Berdiansk, Polohy city amalgamated community, Chernihivka amalgamated community, Komysh-Zoria amalgamated community, Shyroke amalgamated community.

Kharkiv region: Pervomaiskyi, Chuhuiv, Nova Vodolaga amalgamated community, Merefa amalgamated community, Lozova amalgamated community, Izium city amalgamated community, Zolochiv amalgamated community.