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  • Ministry of Health and French Healthcare Association sign memorandum of cooperation
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 21 June 2023 17:23

    The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the French Healthcare Association have signed a memorandum of cooperation at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.

    The aim is to restore the medical infrastructure destroyed or damaged as a result of the full-scale war, namely the installation and equipment of modular medical care centres. Modular medical facilities are in no way inferior to those built using standard technology. However, thanks to their modular design, construction time is significantly reduced. They are built in accordance with all norms and standards and allow the installation of high-tech equipment.

    It is worth noting that in more than a year of war in Ukraine, 1,370 medical facilities have been damaged and another 184 destroyed.

    Some medical facilities have already been restored, including those in the de-occupied areas that suffered minor damage as a result of enemy shelling and bombing – broken windows, damaged facades, etc.

    “It is extremely important to restore access to medical care for Ukrainians. First of all, in the de-occupied territories and areas of environmental disaster. That is why we are considering the possibility of building modern modular hospitals – fully functional medical facilities built using modular structures with full technical equipment, manufactured in a factory and assembled on a construction site,” said Maria Karchevych, Deputy Minister of Health for Digital Development, a participant in the international conference.

    This is not the first such cooperation with the French side. Representatives of the French pharmaceutical company Servier expressed their readiness to participate in the restoration of the medical infrastructure damaged by russia’s full-scale invasion.

    In addition, the conference discussed joint efforts to ensure early diagnosis of breast cancer in Ukraine, improve treatment methods for this disease in the country and, as a result, reduce mortality rates.