About us

We are SOLOMIYA – a project created to strengthen health services in Ukraine in the areas of mental health, emergency care and traumatology, as well as medical care through drug delivery. Our network comprises of 34 participating institutions and is coordinated by the Charite University Hospital Berlin. SOLOMIYA is supported by the GIZ Hospital Partnerships Funding Program and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Our team

Meet our team working on our project for you

Malek Bajbouj
Prof. Dr.med
Solveig Kemna
Valentyna Mazhbits
Dr.med, PhD
Sofiia Lahutina
Irina Baskow
Clinical psychologist
Beata Trilesnik
Clinical psychologist
Anastasiia Lakus
Medical student
Sebastian Weyn Banningh
Psychiatrist in training
Iryna Brezwin
Project manager
Olesya Skrypnikova
Verena Kohlbrenner
Psychologist, M. Sc
Liza Korniiko
Medical doctor, Master of Public Health (MPH)
Adrian Briggs
E-learning specialist
Marta Kuhn
Research Assistant
Marie Sidenius
Medical Doctor
Kerem Böge
PD Dr. Dr. (Co-PI)

Partnership Events

Ukrainian-German Conference on Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Rehabilitation 

1st and 2nd of February 2024

The conference was organised in cooperation with Elke Büdenbender, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development together with the Reconstruction Ukraine Platform as well as Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and BG Hospitals, which are supported by the Hospital Partnerships funding programme. The conference brought together two First Ladies (Olena Zelenska and Elke Büdenbender), Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of Health Prof. Dr Karl Lauterbach, Ukrainian Minister of Health Dr Viktor Liashko and representatives from the healthcare sector, civil society organisations and scientific institutions. In total, over 200 people took part, which emphasises the importance and broad spectrum of the topics discussed, such as mental health and rehabilitation. The conference aimed to strengthen cooperation between Germany and Ukraine in this area. Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze emphasised the importance of psychological support, especially for refugees.

First Healthcare Partnership Conference
Ukraine / Germany

4th of July 2023

More than 150 physicians and health professionals came together from Germany and Ukraine to discuss the consequences of war, transformation and resilience on the Ukrainian Healthcare System at Charité Universitatsmedizin. The event was jointly organised by the Hospital Partnerships funding programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin. The conference included inspiring talks from H.E. Oleksii Makeiev (Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany), Prof. Dr. Sergiy Dubrov (First Deputy Minister Of Health of Ukraine ),
Svenja Schulze (Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation, Germany) and Karl Lauterbach (Minister of Health, Germany). A day of inspiration, collaboration and partnership; the network of partners that has developed during this conference will enable the reconstruction and long-term strengthening of the healthcare system in Ukraine.

Presentation of the Solomiya project team at
the Charité (Prof. Malek Bajbouj)

15th of September 2022

Exchange with medical colleagues and managers from Ukrainian Healthcare with project staff from the Charité “Solomiya” on campus Benjamin Franklin. Joint presentation of the Charité, expectations, and needs from the partner’s point of view.