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[Perspectives] Ulana Suprun: the accidental reformer

You would not have gambled on Ulana Suprun staying long in post as Ukraine’s Acting Minister of Health. The average length of the term in office of her predecessors in the past 26 years had been 11 months, and 22 ministers have tried and failed to implement health reforms. Suprun has now been in the job just over 2 years and believes her plans to reform the country’s health-care system have started to pay off. “We created the National Health Service of Ukraine, we started signing declarations with the primary care doctors.