This week the Charitable Foundation “Patients of Ukraine” marks 8 years of its activities in defending the rights of patients for quality and accessible treatment. During this period we have become the most powerful advocate of the Ukrainian patients rights. We have developed our expertise and influence the decision-making processes. Equally we understand that there are many challenges ahead. The health system is reforming at a quick pace, but it is a complicated and long process. Let us look back to see the way we passed.