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Despite the recent significant progress, Ukraine still faces various challenges in gender equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Gender inequality is largely ignored in the development of health reforms, while the issues of measuring it in healthcare are rarely raised. The experience of mainstreaming a comprehensive gender approach into healthcare reforms, gained by some countries and international organisations, remains unclaimed by Ukraine.

The research “Gender Perspective of the Healthcare Sector of Ukraine” was conducted to identify opportunities for closing gender gaps in the healthcare system; to increase potential of decision-makers of the government, local authorities and civil society organisations to advance gender equality, counter gender stereotypes and provide quality services in the healthcare domain for various groups of population. Materials of the research will complement the country’s gender profile with a focus on the gender dimension of the implementation of AA/DCFTA (The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area) cooperation/EU assistance in Ukraine.

The research and report publication was produced within the WE ACT: Women Empowerment Action programme, implemented by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, and funded by the European Union. ​​Materials, conclusions and recommendations reflect the views of authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of UNFPA and the European Union.