Three ways for pharmacy professionals to support healthcare in Ukraine
March 11, 2022
As pharmacy professionals, CSHP members are committed to safe, equitable access to healthcare for patients around the world. With tragic events unfolding in Ukraine, CSHP members and partners have identified three ways to support pharmaceutical care for Ukrainian people impacted by violence.
HPIC has organized an emergency fundraising campaign aiming to get medicines into the hands of Ukrainians in need, either in Ukraine or in countries where they are seeking refuge. HPIC is well positioned to quickly mobilize donations and medicines. Donate online here.
The Canada-Ukraine Foundation is collecting donations for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which, according to their website, has already deployed approximately $550,000 CAD in aid to provide food, shelter, and medicine to Ukrainians in need. Donate online here.
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is collecting donations in solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Chamber (AUPC), to help maintain access to pharmaceutical care. According to Oleg Klimov, chairman of AUPC, “Pharmacists in Ukraine continue to fulfill their mission in patient care . . . but now work with bulletproof vests over their white coats. . . The pharmacy is one of the most accessible places for the general population where it is possible to receive first aid.” Donate online here.