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Technical Brief: Hospital Drug Expenditures – Estimating Budget Needs at the Regional Level in Ukraine

Resource Type: Technical Report Authors: Sergei Muratov, Alexandr Katsaga, Olga Zues Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Ukraine has recently embarked on health reforms. Transformation of health financing and health services purchasing is a key element of the reform package. To assist the Ministry of Health with its implementation, the USAID Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) has supported […]

Technical Brief: Strategic Purchasing Approaches for the Tuberculosis Hospital System in Ukraine

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Olga Zues, Alexandr Katsaga, Sara Feinstein, Barton Smith, and Sarah Dominis Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG), funded by the United States Agency for International Development-funded (USAID), worked closely with national and regional partners to develop strategic purchasing approaches for TB hospitals in the country and […]

Health Officials from 10 countries in Europe and Central Asia meet on TB Financing

From May 28- 30, HFG held a workshop, “Spending Money Wisely for Improved Tuberculosis Outcomes,” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  Participants included representatives from ministries of health and health insurance funds from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. HFG presented results from Ukraine, where, in collaboration with the Ukraine Ministry of […]

Fewer Tuberculosis Hospitals in Ukraine Makes For Better Use of Resources

Ukraine boasts one of the highest rates of the harder-to-treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in the world. Over-hospitalization is commonly cited as a major contributor to MDR, with patients sometimes re-infected with more serious forms of TB while in the hospital. For Dr. Svetlana Esipenko, the director of tuberculosis services in Kiev’s Odesa Oblast […]

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Poltava Governor Recognizes HFG’s Successes for Hospital Sector in Ukraine

On February 21st, 2018, on invitation from the Governor of Poltava Oblast, Ukraine, HFG and USAID took part in the Annual Health Department Board Meeting. Aimed at discussing current progress of health reform in the region and reporting achievements for 2017, this meeting brought together regional and local authorities, heads of local and district councils […]

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On World TB Day, Focusing on Health Financing to End Tuberculosis

In the effort to end Tuberculosis—one of the leading causes of death from infectious disease worldwide—overall health system improvements are crucial. Despite substantial funding for TB prevention and treatment by donors and governments over the last decade, the worldwide incidence of TB remains high. In 2015 TB killed more than 1.8 million people, according to the World […]


Ukraine: Is It Cost-Effective to Integrate HIV Counseling and Testing into Primary Care?

Ukraine has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Europe.  The epidemic has historically been concentrated among high-risk populations, especially people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men, but there are indications that it is becoming generalized in some regions. Many people, however, are not aware of their HIV status and […]


Україна має найвищий показник поширеності ВІЛ-інфекції серед країн Європи. Медичні послуги з ВІЛ в Україні здебільшого надаються через вертикально структуровану систему, і хоча вони орієнтовані на ключові групи населення, така

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