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  • Ministry of Health and WHO unveil new cooperation strategy
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 22 February 2024 13:34

    The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the World Health Organization (WHO) have jointly released the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, Ukraine 2024-2030. The document aims to build a resilient, people-centred health system capable of delivering high-quality care to all residents, regardless of their ability to pay, and to navigate the complex health challenges posed by the ongoing war.

    “The full-scale war has clearly shown us that such challenges for the healthcare system can only be overcome by joint efforts. The World Health Organization has always been and remains our strategic partner. Together we work not only in emergency response, but also focus on reforming the Ukrainian healthcare system. To make this movement as productive as possible, it is important to set clear priorities. They are laid down in the published WHO Ukraine cooperation strategy for 2024-2030,” said Viktor Liashko, Minister of Health of Ukraine.

    The Strategy outlines WHO’s commitment to support Ukraine in its efforts to reform the health system, emphasising the need for investment in health-care infrastructure, workforce development, and the implementation of reforms to align with EU standards.

    Dr Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine, highlighted the urgency of the Strategy, stating, “Investing now in the health system is crucial for addressing the immediate needs posed by the war, as well as for laying the groundwork for a healthier, more resilient Ukraine in the future. As WHO marks 30 years of unwavering presence in Ukraine, we view the new Strategy as a reaffirmation of our commitment to stand alongside Ukraine.”

    The Strategy focuses on 3 key priorities: ensuring universal access to quality health services, preventing and reducing major health risks, and supporting health system reforms. These priorities aim to address the wide range of challenges faced by Ukraine, including the burden of noncommunicable diseases, the threat of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV, and the need for comprehensive mental health and rehabilitation services.

    WHO also plans to work closely with the Government of Ukraine, international partners and local communities to implement the Strategy. This includes leveraging WHO’s extensive network of experts and resources, both within Ukraine and globally, to provide technical and operational support.

    The document is available at the link: https://www.who.int/europe/publications/i/item/WHO-EURO-2024-9329-49101-73236