What is a sickness fund?

Sickness funds are membership-based charitable organisations or associations of citizens, which operate within the legal framework of Ukraine and in accordance to the “Law on charity and charitable organizations” and to the “Law on the association of citizens”. The sickness funds unite the interests of citizens, employees and health care professionals, in regards of medical and diagnostic treatment for the members in case of illness.

Sickness funds respond to population’s current demand of social affordable and high-quality provision of health care services. Sickness funds are voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organisations, which are built on the principle of solidarity and health (micro) insurance.