G7 Ambassadors support Suprun’s health reform in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Health Ministry and all organizations involved in reform implementation can count on full support during the process
14:52, 10 April 2017

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The G7 Ambassadors (USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan) expressed their support for the reform of health care in Ukraine, proposed by acting Healthcare Minister Ulana Suprun. This is said in the statement of the ambassadors, published on the website of the Italian Embassy in Ukraine.

“We, the G7 Ambassadors, having recently met with the Acting Minister of Health, wish to underscore our support for the healthcare reform plan,” the statement says.

G7 countries’ representatives believe that the passage of this plan, which defines State guarantees for the financing of insured medical services and medicines through the National Health Service of Ukraine, is a sign that Ukraine is ready and committed to moving forward with its vital reforms, in healthcare and anti-corruption, for the benefit of its citizens.

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“Legislation related to the healthcare reform is an important step toward changing the way Ukrainian citizens interact with the State medical system, for the better, to ensure that they receive the services they need and deserve in a rational and legal manner. Under the current leadership, much has already been achieved in terms of good governance, as accountability and public oversight has led to increased transparency, though more work still needs to be done,” according to the statement.

“We therefore respectfully underscore our hope that Dr. Suprun and her team at the Ministry of Health will be enabled to continue their work in reforming healthcare in Ukraine, including through the passage of the above mentioned legislation. The Ministry and all Ukrainian institutions involved have our support in this important endeavor,” the message says.

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Earlier it was reported that Healthcare Ministry started purchasing medicines and vaccines via international organizations. The authority expects to have paid for the entire order by late March, according to acting Minister.

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