Ukraine appeal: Funding vaccinations and supplying medical equipment

EIT Health stands firmly with Ukraine, its people and all those supporting them during this unparalleled crisis. We watch in horror as our neighbours have their lives torn apart; losing their homes, their loved ones, and having their national identity challenged in the cruellest way.

Over five million Ukrainians fleeing this war have already sought refuge in neighbouring European countries, and many more continue to make the journey. The conflict has also caused a health crisis in Ukraine, and there is a desperate need for medical equipment including first aid kits, surgical apparatus, and other crucial medical supplies. There is also a growing need for a vaccination programme against tetanus. Tetanus infections are spreading among injured soldiers and wounded civilians. Good wound care and prompt treatment reduce the risk of developing a severe infection that can cause death.

We have launched the Ukraine appeal to raise money to support a tetanus vaccination programme and facilitate the supply of medical equipment for Ukraine.

EIT Health joins forces with the Polish Medical Mission

EIT Health has partnered with the Polish Medical Mission, a humanitarian organisation working with healthcare professionals on the border of Ukraine to care for those crossing and those who are in need in Ukraine. These people are scared, hurt, and often in need of urgent medical assistance. The Polish Medical Mission is also working with hospitals across Ukraine to help citizens and patients access much needed tetanus vaccinations.

With a network of approximately 150 world-leading partners from research, academia, industry, and healthcare delivery, as well as thousands of healthcare start-ups and entrepreneurs, we’re bringing our community together to facilitate action. We’re mobilising EIT Health and the broader healthcare community to support in the effort to supply equipment to Ukrainian refugees and to donate money to support the tetanus vaccination programme within Ukraine.

Current medical equipment needs

The medical equipment requirements outlined are regularly verified with the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, Ukrainian hospitals and the Polish Medical Mission. We are working with the Medical University of Lodz and our partners to facilitate logistics.

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How can you help?

Would you like to help support the tetanus vaccination programme in Ukraine? Please donate money to our partner, the Polish Medical Mission, using the tag “EIT Health Ukraine Appeal.” To donate, please visit pmm.org.pl/en/donate and scroll to the bottom of the page to discover the bank details.

If you or your organisation decide to donate, please inform the Ukraine Appeal team (marta.kaczmarek@eithealth.eu), which will allow us to track financial support and plan logistics more effectively.

Can your organisation donate and ship any of the medical equipment outlined to the Medical University of Lodz warehouse in Poland? Please complete the form via the button below.

Please note: submission does not constitute any formal commitment to supply goods, agreements will be made following direct contact with a member of the EIT Health team.

If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact marta.kaczmarek@eithealth.eu

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Supporters

Thank you to all who have donated so far. Supporters to date include: