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Enhancing medical services in Ukraine

In partnership with the government of Japan, UNOPS is working to boost medical services in facilities across Ukraine, improving patient treatment and supporting healthcare professionals.

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  • This article was originally published on 27 July 2023.

Project updates

02 February 2024

  • Five items of advanced medical equipment were delivered to three medical units, comprising specialized neurosurgery, X-ray, endoscopic and ultrasound equipment. Training was also provided to medical staff to use the technology.

  • "This joint project is an important step in strengthening Ukraine's healthcare infrastructure, reflecting Japan's commitment to humanitarian efforts and bilateral cooperation," said the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda, at a handover ceremony to mark the successful completion of the project. The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Natalia Kalmykova. Read more.

UNOPS, in collaboration with the government of Japan, is implementing a project in Ukraine aimed at improving the quality of services at military medical clinical centres under the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. The project continues the assistance from Japan to Ukraine’s medical facilities, ensuring efficient treatment for patients and supporting a professional working environment for medical staff.

By procuring and delivering essential medical equipment, the project will enhance the effectiveness of medical services at a number of locations. The equipment includes a portable X-ray machine, a video endoscopic system, an operating neurosurgical microscope and ultrasound machines. These items will be used to examine patients and aid treatment.

"This project continues UNOPS and the government of Japan’s essential support to the people of Ukraine,” said Tim Lardner, UNOPS Ukraine Country Director.

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By enhancing medical capacities and creating a more professional working environment for medical professionals, we are ensuring better healthcare outcomes and contributing to the well-being of Ukrainian citizens. This is critical amid the ongoing war.

Tim Lardner - UNOPS Country Director in Ukraine

The project underscores the commitment of all stakeholders involved in supporting Ukraine’s healthcare system amid the war. It is a step towards a brighter and healthier future for Ukraine and its citizens.

“The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine extends its profound gratitude to the government of Japan for their unwavering support to our healthcare facilities since 2016,” said Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

“As we continue to navigate through challenges, we look forward to building upon this cooperation, cherishing the shared values of peace, friendship and humanitarianism for the prosperity of our nations and the world at large. We stand united in the pursuit of peace and security,” she added.

“Japan's commitment to supporting Ukraine's military healthcare system has been fueled by a shared vision of peace, stability and humanitarian values,” explained Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine.

“Through a number of projects financed since 2016, we have endeavoured to contribute to the well-being of the brave people of Ukraine who protect their country with unwavering dedication and courage,” he added.

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