Ukraine purchases life-saving medicine for children with primary immunodeficiency diseases The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has purchased Anakinra – the life-saving medicine for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency in children. Before, this medicine was unavailable in Ukraine and parents of pediatric patients had to buy it at their own expense from abroad. The demand was relatively low, and the manufacturer was not interested in placing this medicine on the Ukrainian market.
Medicine Procurement: Medicines procured under five public procurement programs are delivered to the regions Medicines procured for the state budget funds under five government programs are currently delivered to the regions and will be available in health facilities in the nearest future.
Ukraine’s Health Ministry starts preparing for public procurement in 2019: draft proposals for procurement nomenclatures submitted for public discussions Since 2016, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine has been making every effort to speed up the centralized public procurement processes in the health sector. This year, the development of public procurement nomenclatures for 2019 started three months earlier, compared to the previous year. Ensuring timely preparation and submission of the procurement nomenclatures is the key to developing effective procurement plans and schedules.
A new shipment of 392,000 doses of MMR vaccine arrive to Ukraine At the request of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and as part of support to the Government immunization program, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has procured 392,000 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine for Ukraine to respond to the continuing measles outbreak in the country. In total, over one million doses of MMR vaccine are currently available in Ukraine.