On 18 July 2018 the MOH, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the GMDN Agency signed a cooperation memorandum.
The memorandum provides for the introduction of the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) categorization system of medical devices in Ukraine. There is currently no unified categorization system for medical devices. By introducing the GMDN categorization system, the MOH aims to bring more transparency and consistency to the public procurement of medical devices. Based on the press-release of the MOH, it intends to introduce the public procurement of medical devices based on GMDN starting from the next year.