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USD 70 million went to the budget due to the implementation of a joint agreement between the Ministry of Health and the World Bank

1 April 2024
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The funds will go to the general fund of the state budget and will be used to reimburse expenses (or pay for medical services provided) under the medical guarantees program. This includes rehabilitation, psychological support services and other urgent healthcare needs. These are free medical services for patients guaranteed by the state and paid for through the NHSU.

Under the terms of the current agreement between the Ministry of Health and the World Bank, new funds can be raised to expand programs and increase the number of services after analyzing — monitoring — existing projects. USD 70 million will be allocated to the budget as part of the Healthcare Enhancement and Lifesaving (HEAL Ukraine) project. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is implementing this project jointly with the World Bank. Its goal is to restore and improve access to basic health services, meet new and urgent health needs, and provide financial protection in an emergency.

Five performance indicators (Performance Based Conditions or PBC) have been defined to assess the effectiveness of project implementation. These are indicators that evaluate the planning, organization, and management of resources to successfully achieve goals. After the monitoring, the World Bank confirmed that the PBC indicators had been met, which allows for the allocation of USD 70 million to the general fund of the state budget of Ukraine in the near future. Earlier, the project attracted EUR 50 million to the general fund of the state budget for meeting performance indicators.

It should be recalled that the Ministry of Health and the World Bank are implementing three major healthcare projects: “Improving Healthcare in the Service of People”, “Emergency Response to COVID-19 and Vaccination in Ukraine” and “Healthcare and Life Saving (HEAL Ukraine)”.