The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Government of Ontario signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in healthcare sector today, February 9.
Cooperation allows not just to exchange information and share experiences, but to organize training programs, to conduct joint research projects.
"Today, we are signing a Memorandum with the Government of Ontario on a three-year programme of cooperation in the development of the healthcare system. Our task is to rebuild Ukraine's healthcare system into a modern, effective system of the 21st century. And we are happy to have Canada helping us, that they backed Ukraine at the times of hardship," said acting Minister of Health Dr. Ulana Suprun.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Government of Ontario have agreed to exchange information and provide opportunities for education programmes along the priority areas such as disease prevention and control, emergency care, mental health and addictions, education for healthcare employees, telecommunications and telemedicine, rural medicine and medical services provision.
"Together with Ukraine we work on the implementation of programs for training, education and exchange of information and experience among specialists. This agreement is aimed to strengthen relations between our countries: we are developing our partnership to exchange information about healthcare services provision, as well as to implement joint programs both countries will benefit from. We look forward to fruitful cooperation," said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario.