NGO "Labor and Health Social Initiatives"
Labour and Health Social Initiatives (LHSI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO), established in 2002 and based in Kiev, Ukraine.
LHSI Mission: Promoting sustainable human development by enhancing the access of the most-at-risk population to the social services they need, addressing major public health challenges and promoting workplace safety programs, ensuring right-based child protection and youth empowerment policies in place and contributing to gender equality to achieve better and sustainable future for all.
To achieve that LHSI develops cooperation between private and public sectors, building capacities of the municipalities, communities and citizens to address rights violations; providing different kinds of assistance to governmental, non-governmental organizations, private companies and individuals from risk groups as well as encouraging open and transparent dialogue, coordinating the efforts of all stakeholders and promote experience exchange and international cooperation .
LHSI counts 8 full-time employees in its Kiev office and has representatives in regions throughout Ukraine (including Zakarpattya, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Lugansk, Ivano-Frankovsk, Chernigiv, Odesa, Vynnitsa oblasts and others). In addition, LHSI mobilizes expertise through a large network of professionals and senior experts, focusing on child development and youth empowerment, self-governance, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, COVID-19, gender, labour safety, social services provision, and human rights practitioners from Ukraine as well as internationally.
LHSI strategic priorities for 2020 are as follows:
- Development and implementation of child protection and youth empowerment programs
- Coordinating efforts of public and private partners to address public health challenges: tuberculosis, COVID-19 and other socially dangerous diseases, at the national, regional and community levels.
- Improving health and social services for and protecting rights of the most disadvantaged population, including internally displaced people and war-affected communities, poor families and vulnerable children, orphans, drug and alcohol abusers.
- Developing socially responsible tripartite partnerships (employers-employees-government) by promoting labour safety and gender equality workplace programs.
- Promoting sustainable human development initiatives and experience exchange between cities, communities, professional organizations in Europe.
- Advocacy, providing expertise in legal regulations and communication campaigns design in the field of social services, child protection and public health