Ukraine appeal: The next phase of EIT Community support
EIT Health stands firmly with Ukraine, its people, and all those supporting them during this unparalled crisis. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, almost 15 million Ukrainians  have crossed the border and sought help in European countries, mainly in Poland. Russia’s invasion caused a health crisis in Ukraine, with a desperate need for medical supplies and vaccines against tetanus infections, which started to spread among injured soldiers and wounded civilians.
Thanks to close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, a partnership with the Polish Medical Mission, and help from many other institutions, EIT Health has been able to deliver medical help to those in need. Learn about the impact of the first phase of our Ukraine appeal below.
Now we are entering the second phase of our Ukraine appeal, focused on extending opportunities to Ukrainian entrepreneurs within the innovation ecosystem so they can progress their important work. Ukraine’s economy has been severely damaged. The World Bank predicts that the Ukrainian GDP will decrease by 45% this year. The armed conflict has significantly affected the education, business and research activities of millions. The EIT Community is evolving our programme offering to help.
Statista (2022). Border crossings from and to Ukraine 2022, Statista. Available at: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1310270/number-of-refugees-from-ukraine/
 World Bank Group (2022). Social protection for recovery. Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, Office of the Chief Economist.