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). After the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, Ukraine released a National Health Reform Strategy 2015-2020. 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 Public Health and a Health Financing Concept, which aim among other priorities at reducing current high out-of-pocket expenditure and improving access to care. The concepts were approved by the government shortly after the High-Level Policy Forum in November 2016. WHO through the UHC Partnership provides further technical assistance during the implementation phase, for example in establishing a National Health Purchasing Agency and developing a State Guaranteed Benefit Package. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet

In the Local Media

Sep 01, 2017

Health Financing for UHC

Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • 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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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • 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
  • Support Ministy of Health (MoH) to implement the Concept Paper “On Public Health System Development in Ukraine”, and to contribute to the development, review and finalization of relevant public health documents
  • 90%
  • Support MoH to the organization and delivery of public health services
  • 85%
  • 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
  • Review Health Financing Concept, contribute to its political discussion, and guide its implementation
  • 90%
  • ER4 : Countries receiving HF support will have implemented financing reforms to facilitate UC
  • Support MOH to prepare 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
  • 100%
  • Technical assistance to the HF Working Group (WG) established by MoH to develop the State Guaranteed Benefit Package to share country examples, agree on benefit design parameters for Ukraine, and guide the WG on calculations of affordability and needed fiscal space
  • 85%
  • 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 HF WG and key policy makers in HF to ensure approval and timely implementation of the HF Concept
  • 66%