According to her, these statistics are decreasing: over the past five years, the birth rate has decreased by 40%.
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Is it a matter of a reproductive health program, or is it a matter of screening programs – the Ministry of Health has a goal to solve this.
Head of the Ministry of Health Zoryana Skaletskaya “I think that when we establish work with the team of the ministry, I am also ready to join the growth of the population of Ukraine and will do it again with pleasure. The Cabinet is young and we can increase the birth rate.”
She noted that the greatest value is the value of human life and its preservation. And no one else in the government and the state is engaged in saving lives, like the Ministry of Health.
The ex-head of the ministry, Ulyana Suprun, is convinced that fertility, as such, is not an indicator of anything other than demography.
Austria, Germany, South Korea, Japan – in terms of fertility are inferior to Ukraine. But the first in the list by the highest birth rate are Angola, Niger, Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia.
Ulyana Suprun "Achieving a certain" good "demographic figure should not be the goal of power. The goal of the government should be to create conditions in which citizens can have children if they wish.
To do this, it is necessary to ensure guaranteed access to quality medical care and progressive education, to give people a sense of security and confidence in their future, the future of the state and economy. And of course, the social protection of all spheres of life, especially when it comes to vulnerable categories of society. "
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is responsible for the operation of the medical system, first of all, this concerns the life expectancy and mortality rate – this is what Ulyana Suprun and the team have tried to lay the foundation for powerful shifts in recent years.
What else were the tasks of the Ministry of Health led by Ulyana Suprun
prioritizing the development of preventive medicine, introducing a program to prevent the development of noncommunicable diseases, providing free access to vaccines, developing a network of cardiocenters where patients in acute conditions could receive emergency care free of charge, developing telemedicine to save the patient’s time in critical condition.
Achieving a certain "good" demographic figure should not be the goal of power, – Suprun
The health system can encourage Ukrainians to lead a healthy lifestyle, get vaccinated, take care of their reproductive health, improve the quality of medical care and reduce child mortality.
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It is important that the state takes care of the socialization of young parents, helps to work effectively and raise a child.
Today, a fairly typical situation is when a woman after childbirth cannot go to work, because her salary does not cover the costs of a nanny and child support. Not working as one of the family members is also often "too much luxury",
– convinced Ulyana Suprun.
Ulyana Suprun is convinced that Ukraine needs more a project like a municipal nanny – when the state helps cover the costs of the nanny. This decision is much better than simply providing maternity or dad payments on maternity leave. At the same time, it stimulates the development of the economy and socializes parents.
Ex-head of the Ministry of Health Uliana Suprun “Fertility cannot be seen as a marker of a country's success, its socio-economic development and the effectiveness of the state health care system out of context. This indicator matters only with well-being, level of happiness and education. Taking care of quantity only for quantity is bad idea. "
In order to improve the economy and have a positive demographic effect, we need to work on creating decent conditions for human life and development, including with children.
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