Olga Stefanyshyna has been advocating the rights of patients for more than 10 years, including 6 years as an Executive Director of the ‘Patients of Ukraine’ Charitable Foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation managed to achieve significant results in expanding patient access to treatment, supporting and initiating positive changes in the healthcare system. In particular, the Foundation efforts contributed to the reform of public procurement of medicines that helped eliminate corruption component in this sphere.
As a Deputy Minister, Olga Stefanyshyna will continue to expand patient access to treatment. Priority areas will be monitoring of public procurement of medicines, extension of the reimbursement program, and introducing simplified registration of medicines.