Ulana Suprun, Ukraine’s former Minister of Health (2016-2019), visited the the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation to discuss the successes and challenges of her tenure leading the transformation of the Ukrainian healthcare system. The American-born medical doctor is widely admired for bringing the Ukrainian healthcare system that was mired in post-Soviet inefficiency into line with the modern model of a number of its European Union neighbors, producing tangible improvements for tens of millions of Ukrainians. The new system focuses on primary care, provides state insurance for every Ukrainian citizen, establishes a guaranteed package of healthcare services, increasing healthcare worker salaries and cutting corruption and bribery in the sector. Pavlo Kovtoniuk, who served as Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine alongside Dr. Suprun also participated in the discussion. (Photo credit: Adrian Karmazyn).

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