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Country Profile - Ukraine

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe with a total population of 45 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 66 years (male) and 76 years (female). With technical assistance derived from the UHC Partnership which it joined in January 2016, Ukraine is embarking on a major reorganization of its health system. The UHC Partnership contributed to the elaboration of a Health Financing Concept, which aims among other priorities to reduce current high out-of-pocket expenditure. The concept was approved by the government shortly after the High-Level Policy Forum in November 2016. WHO through the UHC Partnership will provide further technical assistance during implementation phase. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • HO-led international expertise to review Public Health Concept, contribute to its political discussion, and guide its implementation
  • 35%
  • Technical assistance to review the: options for organizing the delivery and financing of public health services, discussing them with key stakeholders including the MOH and MOF, and reviewing draft legislation; need for amending existing legislation, and or developing new legislation, in light of the organizational arrangements favored; and options for restructuring the public health workforce
  • 33%
  • ER3 : Countries requesting health financing (HF) support will have modified their financing strategies and systems to move more rapidly towards universal coverage (UC), with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable
  • WHO-led international expertise to review Health Financing Concept, contribute to its political discussion, and guide its implementation
  • 33%
  • ER4 : Countries receiving HF support will have implemented financing reforms to facilitate UC
  • National transition team with 5-6 people nominated by the MOH prepares options for the governance arrangement of the National Health Purchasing Agency (NHPA) based on international experience and drafts legislation
  • 100%
  • Technical assistance to review the governance options of the NHPA, discussing them with key stakeholders including the MOH and MOF, and reviewing draft legislation
  • 100%
  • Technical assistance to the Health Financing WG established by the MOH to develop a State Guaranteed Benefit Package to share country examples, agree on benefit design parameters for Ukraine, guide the WG on calculations of affordability and needed fiscal space
  • 10%
  • ER5 : Accurate, up-to-date evidence on what works and what does not work regarding health financing reforms for universal coverage is available and shared across countries
  • Capacity building of the health financing working group and key policy makers in health financing to ensure approval and timely implementation of the Health Financing Concept
  • 33%

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Country Report - Ukraine (2016)

Last Updated Dec 01, 2016