Date: 14/01/2020, 10:00

Venue: Kyiv City State Administration, the sidelines of the Session Hall, 4th floor


  1. Marina Radova, Head of Tourism and Promotions Department of the Executive Body of the Kyiv City Council (Kyiv City State Administration);
  2. Natalia Tabaka, Head of Tourism and Resorts Department of Lviv Regional State Administration;
  3. Violetta Ianyshevska, President of the Global Healthcare Travel Council, President of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism;
  4. Igor Torskyy, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism, General Secretary of the Global Healthcare Travel Council;
  5. Emin Çakmak - Founder and Honorary President of the Global Healthcare Travel Council, President of the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council.

Interview with President of UAMT , Violetta Yanyshevskaya, for Destinations correspondent, winter 2020 issue.

There are numerous factors making the medical and wellness inbound tourism in Ukraine attractive and hindering development of the industry at the same time.

Open borders, simplified visa requirements, accessible and fast transportation, growing pace of life and requirements to the living standards enable foreign tourists to travel the world freely and to look for the high medical service level at the reasonable price. The medical tourism promotes improvement of the national health care system and level of the medicine. Many hospitals open departments for foreign patients with highly qualified and experienced doctors. Introduction of advanced technologies, improvement of treatment and health care standards and development of innovation treatment methods are entailing establishment of the medical tourism ecosystem, which must involve transport services, HoReCa facilities, insurance companies, travel agencies etc. in addition to the medical facilities. DESTINATIONS has interviewed Violetta Ianyshevska, MD, MBA, the President of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism and the President of the Global Healthcare Travel Council, about Ukraine’s capability of seizing the opportunities offered by the inbound medical tourism and unlocking its potential in this area.

The incidence of Cerebral Palsy, despite all the advances technologies of modern medicine, is still growing, which is becoming perhaps the main problem of childhood disability. Kozyavkin Clinic has been a locomotive in the treatment of cerebral palsy and related diseases for more than 15 years. This allows other countries to learn experience of Ukrainian physicians and more effectively treat childhood neurological diseases

On November 28-29, a delegation of experts in the field of medical rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the Ministry of Health of Kuwait, in particular,

Ultrasound Ablation (HIFU Therapy)

Ultrasound ablation is a new treatment for benign and malignant tumors. For the first time, a modern technique after thoughtful clinical trials was used in 2009. And immediately they started talking about her as a technology with great potential.

Public Union "Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism" starts and conducts the next annual research of the medical tourism market of Ukraine.

The purpose of the Survey is to determine:

  • major trends in inbound and outbound medical, health and wellness tourism;
  • the main areas of treatment / rehabilitation / healing process;
  • the attractiveness of the health / wellness market for potential investors;
  • determination of the list of main factors that influence the patient's choice of medical or health services in Ukraine and abroad.

PERIOD: December 05, 2019-February 15, 2020;

GEOGRAPHY: Ukrainian and international organizations working in the field of medical / health tourism.

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