This collection is based on the presentations given at the roundtable "Rebuilding Ukraine: The Case of the Health Sector" held on 21 March 2023 at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. The reasons for organising this exchange are apparent. Even during times of peace, access to healthcare, as a basic necessity, is vulnerable in many nations. In wartime, it becomes a matter of survival on a national scale. Overcoming multiple challenges requires a concerted effort and a comprehensive approach to the regulatory framework in the health sector. The compilation features contributions by experts from specialised domains, including intellectual property law, regulation of drug research and development, safety regulation, and the regulation of pharmacy activity. While not meant as an all-encompassing policy proposal, this collection contains valuable insights and suggestions that, cumulatively, can show a way forward in addressing the imminent and long-term consequences of war.
This collection is a tribute to Ukrainian scholars, their dedication and resilience. Despite the challenging conditions, they carry on their work uncovering the imperfections of governance structures and seeking pathways to their improvement. As any publication takes time, the factual information inevitably becomes outdated. Whenever feasible, sources with relevant dates are provided for checking more up-to-date statistics. However, the primary intent was not to provide a list of facts but rather to explore the economic, institutional, and legal factors that are foundational for a sustained and sustainable health sector.
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