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Ukrainians in 50 Cities Demand Health Care Reform

In 50 cities of Ukraine thousands of Ukrainians have taken to the streets for the action “Death Hour” in order to support the Health Care Reform. For seeking attention of the people’s deputies the representatives of the patients’ organizations and activists delineated with a chalk the persons on the ground covered with bed sheets. This is the way the participants of the All-Ukrainian action attract attention to the fact that every hour death claims 67 people ill with various diseases. The Health Care Reform may stop these deaths and save thousands of Ukrainians.

Old medical equipment and rusty hospital beds were exhibited in front of the Verkhovna Rada building

Today the Ministry of Health together with patient organizations, placed in front of the Verkhovna Rada building rusty hospital beds and old medical equipment that are still used in hospitals. Thus the Ministry of Health and activists demonstrated MPs true state of heath care in the country and urged them to put to the vote the package of bylaws on health care reform #6327, #6328, #6329, #6247.

The President Received Baby Shoes and the MPs – Defibrillators with Demand to Launch Health Reform

Today about one hundred patients have brought stretchers with 423 ‘life packages’ for the MPs. The activists packed there things that symbolize life for each patient – painkillers, vaccines, stethoscopes, defibrillators, drips and children’s clothes. In such a way the patients demanded from MPs to vote for the health reform legislative package.

CF “Patients of Ukraine” and Olga Stefanyshyna won a court case filed by Dmytro Pidturkin, the former advisor to Raisa Bogatyriova

Today the CF “Patients of Ukraine” and Olga Stefanyshyna won a court case filed by Dmytro Pidturkin, the former advisor to a former health minister of Ukraine Raisa Bogatyriova, and a member of at least 12 working groups and 21 nomenclature review committees at the MoH Ukraine in 2012. The Court of Appeal of the Kyiv City composed of judges Salikhov, V. V. Semeniuk T. A, and Prokopchuk N. O. passed a corresponding judgment.

Every Other Patient in Ukraine Refuses from Treatment because of High Prices for Medicines – Findings of the Research

Every other patient in Ukraine refuses from treatment or postpones it because of money shortages. High cost of medications is considered by 94% 0f patients involved in the focus-group discussions as the major problem.  In this case 48% of patients complain about adulterated and low-quality medicines. Almost 70%…


Anticorruption and patients organizations accused the Committee on Public Health in politicization of medicines procurement process

Public, anticorruption and patients organizations called Olga Bohomolets and members of Committee on Public Health not to discredit the successful reform in the healthcare sector – procurements of medicines and vaccines through international organizations, and not to politicize it. That noted in the open appeal of CF "Patients of Ukraine",…

The Tasigna drug for the treatment of patients with leukemia was procured by the international organization UNDP almost three times cheaper in comparison with the prices of the Ministry of Health

While the Ministry of Health procured the Tasigna drug (Nilotinib, 200 mg, capsules) at $ 53.27 per tablet, the United Nations Development Program managed to procure this drug of the same manufacturer and in the same dosage at $ 20.57 per tablet. The United Nations Development Program procured 55…

Simplified Medicines Authorization System Launched in Ukraine

Simplified Medicines Authorization System has been launched in Ukraine. The Ministry of Justice registered and published a corresponding Order of the Ministry of Health, ensuring that medicines authorized in USA, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada and the EU may enter the Ukrainian market in 17 days! 

Civil society made public the “black list” of pharmaceutical companies worked through distributors of dubious reputation

24 foreign pharmaceutical manufacturing companies took part in the international procurements in Ukraine through Ukrainian distributors. This is reported by the CF “Patients of Ukraine”, All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH and Anti-Corruption Action Center who today issued the “black list” of such manufacturers.

State Budget of Ukraine: UAH 5,9 billion was allocated for medications for severely ill patients

UAH 5,9 billion was allocated from the State Budget for medications for severely ill patients. Tonight deputies have voted for the relevant document. Patients with HIV, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, pediatric and adult oncology, hemophilia and other illnesses receive medication for UAH 2 billion more than last year.