«Patients of Ukraine» participated in the first SAG Health meeting.

«Patients of Ukraine» participated in the first SAG Health meeting.

Ministry of Health of Ukraine hosted the first SAG Health working meeting of Ukrainian and international experts that included CF «Patients of Ukraine» representatives in its secretariat.

The first phase of the SAG work will focus on the assessment of changes within the system that had already been implemented. The group should submit the report within the three weeks. Afterwards, the experts will proceed with drafting of the national strategy for building a new healthcare system in Ukraine for 2015 – 2025. This phase should be completed in the end of October of 2014.

Dmytro Sherembey, head of CF «Patients of Ukraine» thinks that: «The day when the group began working  should be remembered by each patient in the country because the modern healthcare system was launched on this same day – beginning of the health reforms. This is a new future of every Ukrainian because existing challenges within the healthcare system contribute to shorter lifespan of Ukrainians which is on average 10 years shorter as opposed to Europeans».

Activists are confident that current conditions in Ukraine are completely different for development and implementation of health reforms: team of Ukrainian and international experts, public and political will.

At the meeting Volodymyr Kurpita was nominated by Minister and unanimously supported by the members of Coordinating Council and all experts as SAG’s Chairman. Volodymyr Kurpita, head of the State Service of Ukraine on combating HIV/AIDS and other socially dangerous diseases is a doctor by profession. He recently came to state service from public organization and has wide experience of working in international institutions and structures related to public health.

The third document should be the final document developed by the group –
a roadmap with the respective list of regulatory documents required for implementation of the concept and strategy with outlined timeline of activities that respective entities should implement and provide approved resolutions.

We remind you that SAG Health was approved by MOH, Ukraine decree №522 as of July 24, 2014.
It includes 12 competitively selectedUkrainian and international experts.


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