Look after your heart. A peek inside the NAS hospital in Kyiv

‘At least they have a healthcare infrastructure’ explained Anna, who works for thye World Health Organisation, as we stumbled home after England’s EURO 2012 win over Ukraine. ‘In Indonesia and Thailand’ she said, ‘nobody has ever built one’. It might be old and outdated, but this is true – Ukraine does have an extensive healthcare…

Why do Ukrainians fear drafts?

A few weeks ago my eye started to hurt. Actually, it was the bottom part of my eyelid – the soft part where tears well and where flies always end up if they get into your eye. It wasn’t a bad pain, but I kept rubbing it and it swelled up a bit and went…