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  • Ukraine’s Affordable Medicines Programme shown to have significantly improved access to medicines

    A new WHO report finds that the Affordable Medicines Programme, an outpatient reimbursement scheme introduced in Ukraine in April 2017, has contributed to a significant increase in access to medicines thereby improving the health of patients. Until the implementation of the Programme no system was in place for public reimbursement of prescription medicines in the outpatient sector and spending on medicines was reported as being the main driver of financial hardship for Ukrainian households.

  • UNOPS and UNICEF finishing the project of Supporting the Sustainable Water Supply in Donbas Region, funded by government of Japan

    Pokrovsk (Ukraine), April 10, 2019 - The Government of Japan has handed over two specialized utility vehicles and 20 personal protective equipment sets to the Communal company Voda Donbasa through the joint project of UNOPS and UNICEF “Sustaining Water Supply in Donbas Area”.

  • FIVE YEARS INTO THE CONFLICT: DISPLACED PEOPLE IN UKRAINE NEED LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

    9 April 2019 - As the conflict in the east of Ukraine enters the sixth year this spring, the number of affected people remains as high as 5.2 million, according to the Humanitarian Country Team estimates. About 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are registered across the country by the Ministry of Social Policy as of March.

  • Investing in primary health care pays off

    WHO calls on governments to bring health services closer to people   5 April 2019 | Kyiv — On World Health Day 2019, WHO calls on leaders to invest in primary health care as the smartest step towards universal health coverage. Between 70 and 80% of people’s health needs throughout their lifetime can be met with strong primary health care, from health promotion to disease prevention through vaccination, treatment and management of long-term health conditions, rehabilitation, palliative care and medicines.

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