Germany Expands Financial Support for Ukraine
One of its goals is improving primary health care for Ukrainians
Starting this month, German assistance for Ukraine will increase – with support for decentralization expanding – via investments in rural healthcare.
An agreement was signed today by Country Manager of the KfW Development Bank Kurt Strasser, Social Policy Minister of Ukraine Andriy Reva, and Executive Director of the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (UFSI) Andriy Laktionov, Ukrinform reported.
The project, “Promoting Social Infrastructure Development” is aimed at supporting Ukrainian medical reforms begun in 2017. One of its goals is improving primary health care for Ukrainians.
The German Government disbursed, through its state-owned KfW Development Bank, a grant of €14.45 million (about $16 million) to upgrade and equip facilities with modern medical devices, including 60 to 70 primary healthcare centers in the Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia regions as well as occupied parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The project is scheduled to be implemented by the UFSI by the end of 2022.
Since 2008, the German Government has disbursed more than €45 million ($50 million) to Ukraine’s social infrastructure through its state-owned bank.