Health reforms remain the priority programs in the draft state budget for 2019: Ukraine’s government to allocate UAH 92.3 billion for healthcare next year On September 14, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the draft State Budget for 2019. The transformation of the national healthcare system remained one of the priority financing programs – the Government plans to allocate UAH 92.3 billion for healthcare in 2019, which is 10% more than the previous year.
Mental Health System Transformation in Ukraine: improving mental health services and bringing mental health care in line with international standards World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Ukraine is currently implementing important health reforms, and one of the priorities is to improve mental health services.
Accessible and affordable health insurance is the next stage of the Ukrainian healthcare system transformation On October 9, the Healthcare Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine held a meeting with deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Pavlo Kovtoniuk and the key insurance market players, who discussed a roadmap to develop and implement affordable and accessible health insurance in Ukraine.
Ukraine introduces new healthcare roles: healthcare chief executive’s responsibilities to be distributed between executive director and medical director Starting January 1, 2019, major responsibilities of a chief executive of a healthcare facility in Ukraine (previously, entirely assumed by physicians-in-chief) will be distributed between an executive director/director general (ExD) and a medical director (MeD). Accordingly, executive directors will be responsible for healthcare facility management and administration, while medical directors – for overall supervision and regulation of all medical processes and facets.