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WHO identifies priority Government actions to advance the provision of health services by private providers in Ukraine

The number of private health service providers (PHSPs) has surged by 43% since 2020, according to a new WHO report on private provision of health services in Ukraine, and accounts for 84% of all providers that are licensed. However, PHSPs are much smaller than state and communal health facilities that still offer the bulk of health services to the population. In order to sustain access to health care and advance universal health coverage in Ukraine, the Government needs to align the roles and functions of PHSPs within the national health system.

It is a core task of governments to define the role of the private sector in promoting universal health coverage goals, and to create a policy framework through which this can be realized. To support this, a new WHO report “Private provision of health services in Ukraine: current challenges, future directions” identifies 4 core areas of action (legislation and regulation, purchasing mechanisms, information and intelligence, and stakeholder engagement) and offers recommendations on how the Government could incorporate the PHSPs into the health system.

“We can see how private health service providers develop their practice and how this sector contributes to the health sector in Ukraine. Taking this into account, it is vital to support the Government of Ukraine in amending legislation and regulation, strengthen data collection and engage stakeholders to align these newly emerging private providers with its goals and strategies,” said Dr Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine.

The report was launched in time for the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London on 21–22 June, where the evolving role of the private sector in supporting Ukraine’s recovery was emphasized. In particular, focus was given to addressing gaps in health-care service provision in areas where critical health facilities have been severely damaged or destroyed as a result of the Russian

Strategic Advisory Group identifies a coordinated advocacy solution to handle urgent health and housing demands in Downtown Guelph

Guelph, Ont., February 27, 2023 – The Council-endorsed Strategic Advisory Team on downtown is discovering how to assistance Guelph’s most vulnerable as a result of a coordinated advocacy approach aimed at higher concentrations of federal government.

To support the advocacy perform, the City is endeavor a gap assessment for homelessness, addiction and mental well being companies in Guelph. The analysis will take into account investments and outputs of all a few stages of government—municipal provincial, and federal—as well as non-for-profit and other aid businesses. The effects could help suggestions as element of Guelph’s multi-yr budget and advise lengthy-expression procedure transformation operate essential to address wellness and housing requires.

Community fundraising to handle homelessness is ongoing as aspect of the Property for Excellent Marketing campaign. The marketing campaign aims to cut down the quantity of people today going through chronic homelessness by 50 for each cent, total a few tasks that lead 72 supportive housing models in Guelph, and build a fund to keep on locating progressive alternatives. The advisory team encourages people to take into consideration donating.

Mayor Cam Guthrie states, “We are in the midst of a housing disaster. This is an urgent scenario that calls for coordination from all levels of government, as properly as our corporation partners location-broad and our total neighborhood. The City of Guelph and Wellington County proceed to concentrate on new housing provide, but we require fiscal help to produce lasting housing speedier.”

Shakiba Shayani, Main Government Officer (CEO) of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the advisory group, adds, “Homelessness, is a intricate situation, requiring short-term solutions to meet up with urgent wants as properly as system-amount transformation for prolonged-time period achievements. Housing, psychological well being and dependancy requires in our neighborhood have developed exponentially over the final few decades

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