We advise governments in different countries on the development of health systems. This advise could be an assessment of the health system but also on more strategic issues like introducing more competition and efficiency in the health sector with quality indicators at the same time.
International bodies like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Worldbank, the European Commision do frequently call on our expertise and experience regarding health systems and especially finance, governance, reimbursement, public-private partnerships, etc. For that reason Ilaria is hired for several years by the Barcelona office of the WHO.
For an overview of our international work, please take a look at portfolio / international assignments.
We have a special interest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Besides our professional interest we love to visit these countries.
Just before the Covid-19 crisis we could combine our professional interest with a fantastic visit to Kiev.
Visit to Ukraine (Trade mission Life Science and Health Care)
In February 2020, Tagliente joined the trade mission life science and health care in Ukraine. This mission was organized by RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), Taskforce Health Care and the Netherlands Embassy in Kyiv. Health system transformation in Ukraine is ambitious and on a fast track. It was for us a special opportunity to talk to the Deputy Minister of Health, several Members of the Parliament, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU)—established in 2018 as a single purchaser agency and in charge of introducing new health financing regulations with a special emphasis on strengthening public health services and health institutions. Between 2015–2017, the health reform focused on primary care. People choose their own family doctor and health financing was changed with the principle of money follows the patient. This year the focus is on hospitals. Ukraine has currently more than 1,200 hospitals. Tagliente has discussed the possibility to support mental health in Ukraine. High priorities are deinstitutionalization of people with mental illness, the reduction of stigma and the strengthening of community mental health with a strong role for primary care professionals. We believe our expertise and experience with mental health system transformation in the Netherlands and the Republic of Moldova could be helpful.