In October 2017, Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package that is designed to improve the health of its people initiating the full edged Health Care Reform.  It aims to improve the operation of the overall health care system, provide better access to treatment, introduce standardized pricing for services throughout the country and offer a level playing field for local and foreign service providers and product suppliers.

Introduction of a National Health Service (NHS) with new public procurement procedures, increasing the number of private medical services, including rehabilitation services for veterans of war, modernization of health infrastructure, introduction of public-private partnership models,  satisfying the high demand for various medical products and services – are only some of the objectives of the Health Care Reform.

IFI’s, EU, UNDP and other international institutions and organizations support the new developments in the sector with specially allocated funds.  The World Bank implements a loan of 214,73 million dollars to support the implementation of the reforms and improved service delivery in Ukraine’s health sector.

Through its Health Care System the Netherlands are being recognized internationally as the world leader. Dutch health care businesses are keen to explore new markets, including Ukraine, but from time to time lack knowledge of the expected government policies and effective strategies to access or expand the market.

The objectives of the roundtable

  • To present the findings of the market scan “Ukrainian Health Care Sector – Opportunities for Dutch companies”, executed by Orange Health Consultants in November 2018;
  • To identify opportunities and niches for Dutch companies on the national and regional levels in the Ukrainian Health Care Sector;
  • To provide information on the needed areas and sources of financing in order to reach the targets outlined in the National Health Reform Strategy for Ukraine 2015-2020;
  • Introduce and meet key persons managing the health sector reform in Ukraine.



Tuesday, 20 November 2018

15.45 – 16.00 


16.00 – 16.15

Welcome +general introduction of the participants

Ukrainian delegation and Dutch companies

16.15 – 16.35 

Presentation of the Ministry of Health Mr.Pavlo Kovtonyuk, Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine

State of the reforms in the Health Care Sector of Ukraine; Priorities; Intangibles of doing business in the health care business of Ukraine; Success stories from the Sector

16.35 – 17.00 

Presentation of the Market Study “Ukrainian Health Care Sector

Opportunities for Dutch companies” – Mr. Arthur ten Have, Director Orange Health Consultants

Business Opportunities and challenges;  Overview of IFI’s and International Organizations’ involvement in activities in the health sector of Ukraine

17.00 – 17.15   

Presentation of Regional Opportunities. Show case of Poltava region, Ukraine Mr. Matviy Khrenov, Project Manager in Poltava region pilot WB project; Regional opportunities; Pilot project in Poltava

17.15 – 17.45 

Questions and discussion | About the possible follow-up

17.45 – 18.45 

Networking event


Stadskasteel Oudaen

Oudegracht 99, 3511 AE Utrecht

Room: Couwenhovezaal

More information

For queries on the topic or programme, contact:
Victoria Tarasenko
P| 00 380 (50) 456 43 83