Assessment of the viral hepatitis response in Ukraine. Mission Report 6-9 June 2017 (2018)



Acknowledging an urgent need to strengthen the national response to viral hepatitis in the context of the global goal of eliminating hepatitis as a public health problem by 2030, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ukraine requested that a WHO mission to the country be carried out. The purpose of the mission was to review the current hepatitis control system in the country, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and strategic information related to hepatitis; and to provide recommendations for developing the national action plan to combat viral hepatitis.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe conducted an assessment mission in Kyiv between 6 and 9 June 2017. The assessment was carried out in collaboration with the Division of Viral Hepatitis of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO Country Office in Ukraine, and with the support of the MoH and Public Health Center of Ukraine (PHC); the mission included field visits to various institutions involved in the response to viral hepatitis and interviews with key stakeholders.