More than 5000 Doctors Provided with Protection for Two Months at CF “Patients of Ukraine” Initiative

More than 5000 Doctors Provided with Protection for Two Months at CF “Patients of Ukraine” Initiative

The Charitable Foundation “Patients of Ukraine” together with partners, volunteers and people who supported the Foundation for two months raised UAH 14 578 580 for protection of health workers.

CF “Patients of Ukraine” received charitable contributions from:

  • 35 donors who donated and/or raised UAH 13 944 987.
  • 1 210 people who donated UAH 651 592 through the fund-raising website.

The most important thing is that we spent this money to procure personal protection equipment (PPE) to protect 5,000 health workers, who save lives all over Ukraine (calculation of doctors’ protection per one shift — editor).

During the first week of coronavirus incidence in Ukraine when it became known that Ukrainian doctors had no protection against virus, the CF “Patients of Ukraine” created the Coordination Center for COVID-19 Relief. The Foundation raises funds to protect doctors, learns about the needs of hospitals, distributes and delivers donations to health facilities. CF “Patients in Ukraine” advises partners, NGOs and donors. We assist hospitals, where the need for protection is most urgent, advise on rapid purchase of quality protection means in the Ukrainian market, and also help to deliver the PPE items in different regions of Ukraine using volunteers’ help.

Assistance to doctors for two months

The Foundation’s main priority is to protect health workers from coronavirus infection and to help them safely fulfill their mission of rescuing people infected with COVID-19. Currently about 20% of health workers are infected in Ukraine, which is one of the highest rates in Europe.

In order to protect health workers we purchase personal protective equipment. These are masks / respirators, shields or goggles that protect respiratory tract from infection.

We also buy protective suits, boot covers, gloves and sanitizers.

Together with our partners during two months we have purchased and delivered 257 912 different PPE items to 154 hospitals:

  • 69 696 respirators;
  • 68 180 protective suits ;
  • 44 530 pairs of gloves,
  • 27 900 masks;
  • 15 548 isolation gowns;
  • 12 750 boot covers;
  • 7 000 caps;
  • 6 540 shields;
  • 2 800 aprons;
  • 1 700 bottles of sanitizer;
  • 1 115 goggles;
  • 153 hand disinfectants

Also together with our partners we purchased and delivered 49 items of medical equipment, specifically: 48 monitors for respiratory medical devices and 1 respiratory medical device.

Monitors are attached to respiratory medical devices and allow real-time monitoring of patient’s condition and immediately providing intensive care. Treatment with respiratory medical devices in the intensive care unit saves the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 progression.

Another 47 monitors, 42 oxygen concentrators and over 15 000 PPE items purchased by us are on the way.

Our partners and donors

We re very grateful to our partners who have been working together with us for two months making impressive efforts to fight the coronavirus effectively. Our partners purchase PPE, medical equipment and provide other assistance in kind (lunches for doctors, hand creams and others).

Many thanks to Diaspora of Ukrainians in the USA NOVA Ukraine, MUMA Beauty Company, MakeUp Me Academy, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine together with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, NGO “Razom for Ukraine”, Joom Group Limited (Latvia) Company, BDO Business Services Consulting Company, Starlit Group Company, Mary Kay Company, NGO EdCamp Ukraine, Charitable Foundation Warm City, banda Agency and СOMFY Electronics Supermarket Chain, Charitable Organization Sunflower for Peace, Charitable Organization Give Dreams to Children, Charitable Foundation Ridne Misto, the All-Ukrainian Platform Let’s Build Ukraine Together (BUR), Canadian NGO Kohorta, Xpand IT Company, Mars Ukraine Company, Royal Canin Company, Playtika Ukraine Company, Bizant Company, GLOVO, CHS Ukraine, Clario Tech Limited, Pfizer, Novartis Group of Companies in Ukraine, Ukrainian Charitable Exchange, Renault Ukraine Company, the Embassy of Estonia in Ukraine, Imperial Tobacco in Ukraine Company and GSK Company, for the money raised with assistance of the team of Bayer LTD Agricultural Sector, Research and Art Platform Ostriv, Miniso and Lucas Companies, NGO Athena. Women Against Cancer, NGO Ukraine without Tortures and Valeriy Pekar, Yaroslava Gres and journalist Vitaliy Portnikov for their personal contributions. Thank you for your personal involvement and examples of service for society!

Additionally, we would like to thank all people for their donations from UAH 10 to EURO 10 000. Every contribution is important for us and it protects Ukrainian doctors. Thank you for your proactive stance!

Joint Initiative

For two months, together with partners, we have implemented various initiatives and projects to raise funds for protection of doctors.

The following events were implemented during April and May:

  • #cuthairathome challenge initiated by banda Agency and supported by COMFY on the CF “Patients of Ukraine” Platform;
  • online concert supported by Donor UA and the Ukrainian Charitable Exchange;
  • 2 charitable online concerts Brave Heart. Thank you, Doctor in partnership with USAID and support from another 6 partners and M1TV channel.

Team

We have 200 volunteers working all over Ukraine. Every day they upon their initiative manually collect the needs from hospitals, help to purchase, distribute and deliver PPE. Without our volunteers, we would have never done all this great work. Thank you, you are a true example of sacrifice and conscious civic activism. Special thanks to the Party Holos for helping to create a wide network of volunteers.

These two months of work were a real tentamen for us. But we have never regretted our initiative and every time we accept challenges with a smile and sincerely welcome new people and new partners in our team. In such difficult time, when coronavirus pandemic continues and the state does not protect, but creates corrupt schemes in procurement of protection for doctors, such a powerful association of many like-minded people (us and you) inspires and empowers to do more every day. Thank you all for your support, words of gratitude, donations, for your time and protection of Ukrainian doctors.

We continue to protect doctors and jointly fight coronavirus!

Join us and become a superhero for doctors!
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