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Update on MedShare’s Response in Ukraine

By Charles Redding, CEO & President

It has been nearly 6 months now since MedShare initiated its disaster relief protocol on February 24, 2022, to provide critical, life-saving medical supplies and equipment to those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. To date MedShare has provided over $2 million in humanitarian aid to countless individuals and communities in need of quality medical care, with plans to provide more with your support.

RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS IN REAL TIME

MedShare’s first shipment of critical medical supplies arrived in Ukraine via Warsaw, Poland. The project was supported by Narodny Tyl (People’s Backing), a Ukraine-based group of volunteers who move medical resources to hospitals along the front lines by train, cars, minivans and small trucks. These supplies were ultimately delivered to hospitals in Rivne, a city in Northwest Ukraine near Lutsk.

SUPPORTING THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES

Working in sync with a wide array of partner relief organizations that maintain a community-based presence on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding countries, MedShare is bolstering the herculean efforts of Convoy of Hope, Feed the Hungry, Salesian Missions, Razom for Ukraine, and NOVA Ukraine, among others, in the delivery of aid both into Ukraine and to Ukrainian refugees. MedShare has also provisioned 16 medical mission teams.

OVER $2 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN AID

MedShare’s partnership-powered relief efforts have has thus far resulted in the distribution of tons of critical PPE, wound care, first aid, hygiene, primary care and surgical supplies generously provided by Owens & Minor, MC Johnson, Johnson & Johnson,  Heart to Heart, Clinics Can Help, Sutter Healthcare, Henry Schein and Philips Healthcare, with additional donations on the way from Mizuho OSI and several key hospital partners. 

With no apparent end to the crisis in sight, MedShare pledges to continue to work hand-in-hand with our partners to deliver health and hope to the millions of men, women and children impacted by the ravages of war, and the selfless doctors, nurses, support personnel and volunteers committed to serving them and their families.

 TO DONATE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT MEDSHARE.ORG

 

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