The researchers of the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy assessed the sustainability of opioid agonist maintenance therapy (OAMT) programs in Ukraine in the context of the transition from donors support to domestic funding.
Dvoryak S., Zeziulin A. Ukraine: Sustainability analysis of opioid agonist maintenance therapy programs in the context of the transition from donors support to domestic funding. Kyiv, Ukraine: International Renaissance Foundation, 2020 (RU)
The evaluation was conducted during February-April 2020 by two independent experts, Sergii Dvoryak and Oleksandr Zeziulin, with an emphasis on the context of the transition period. This is the first large-scale assessment of OAMT, and therefore, in addition to the transition period, the authors addressed a number of issues of OAMT that are not directly related to the transition, but are important for assessing the provision of this type of treatment in general.
Three main areas were considered: 1) policy and management 2) finance and 3) services provided to patients. The assessment was based on literature data, numerous documents, and interviews with key respondents. In addition to qualitative data, numerous quantitative indicators were also used. First of all, the problems related to the quality of treatment and coverage by the OAMT program were considered.
The preparation and conduct of this study was initiated and funded by the International Renaissance Foundation.