The winner of the European Health Leadership Award (EHLA) 2022 is 100% LIFE — the largest patient organisation in Ukraine, working to provide access to treatment to all Ukrainian patients. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for HIV-positive people, as well as to promote the rights and freedoms of people living with HIV, TB, and HCV, including their right to self-determination.
"Long before the war, the motto of our organisation became Fight for Life: we fought for the lives of our patients, we fought for the health of Ukrainians, we fought corruption, which is a direct threat to life. With the beginning of the Russian war in Ukraine, this slogan has broadened to Fight for Ukraine, meaning scaling up our activities to help overcome the war-caused humanitarian crisis. This award means so much to us, as it recognises the efforts of our team all around the country and the globe, who relentlessly continue to work for the future with 100% access to treatment for all of our patients and the freedom of our country."
Anastasia Dieieva, Executive Director of "100% LIFE"
The winner receives prize money of €10.000. The European Health Leadership Award is organised by the European Health Forum Gastein and supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
The European Health Leadership Award (EHLA) showcases and supports the achievements of individuals and organisations that display exceptional leadership in safeguarding or improving the health of people in Europe.
During this challenging time of war in Europe, it was decided to grant the Award to a Ukrainian NGO which has carried out work in the health response on the ground. 100% LIFE has been nominated by our partners in recognition of the outstanding work that they are carrying out in Ukraine, assisting vulnerable populations.
As a result of the military attacks, 3,5 million people in Ukraine have been left without light, heat, and water. Critical infrastructures, including hospitals and maternity centres, cannot operate with electricity shortages, putting the lives of patients in need of daily medical care, surgeries, and support at risk. With the beginning of the winter, the situation is becoming even more urgent and dangerous for the people of Ukraine. 100% Life will use the EHLA contribution to procure autonomous energy stations, allowing its employees to continue their work and service provision to some of the most vulnerable populations of Ukraine.
For any questions or information enquiries on the European Health Leadership Award, please contact:
Giulia Presbitero, Programme Coordinator, European Health Forum Gastein