During the years of independence, Ukraine hasn't been able to create a healthcare system that can effectively provide the population with quality and affordable medical services, respond to the current challenges related to increasing mortality rates and the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis or hepatitis C, and to carry out effective preventive measures. Today, despite high levels of state expenditure on the medical sector, citizens are forced to pay for expensive treatment on their own. For the disadvantaged section of the population, the payment of medical services is often excessive.
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Adapted for UkraineWorld group by Vitalii Rybak.
This article has been published with the financial support of International Renaissance Foundation