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France to provide EUR 12 million for healthcare in Ukraine

17 November, 2023 Friday
18:05

France will allocate EUR 12 million to meet the urgent needs of Ukraine's healthcare sector: the money will be used for mental health projects, improving cancer diagnostics, and purchasing medical equipment

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This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.

The funds have been allocated for the next year. According to the Minister of Health of Ukraine, Viktor Liashko, they will be used to implement projects in the field of mental health and improve cancer diagnosis. In addition, they will be used to restore medical facilities in the Chernihiv region and create a fund for urgent purchases of medical equipment.

"I am grateful to the government and people of France for their continued comprehensive support of Ukraine. Together, we are working to ensure that the Ukrainian healthcare system continues to demonstrate resilience and development potential despite all the challenges of a full-scale war. We have many long-term projects, as well as those that will allow us to respond quickly to emergency challenges so that Ukrainians have access to the necessary medical care," said Liashko.

During the meeting with Pierre Heilbronn, Special Envoy of the President of France for Ukraine's Relief and Reconstruction, and his team, the parties also discussed the prospect of involving French experts in the creation of an independent state body in Ukraine that will be responsible for registering and controlling the market for medicines, medical devices, cosmetics, and dietary supplements.

"The attention was also paid to the state of processing of intergovernmental agreements on the purchase of 30 modern innovative mammography machines and the construction of modular departments in existing hospitals where patients will be provided with emergency care. Currently, both agreements are at the final stage of approval by all involved executive authorities," the statement says. 

  • Earlier, the French charitable foundation Mecenat Servier allocated EUR 8.2 million to restore the healthcare industry and rebuild medical facilities in Ukraine.
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