Hospital Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

I spent some time in Kyiv in January, a beautiful city. I have decided to Volunteer with the Gorta Group, on the Slovakian-Ukraine border (I am paying all of my own expenses personally). They are supplying a hospital 240KM into Ukraine. 

In Ireland, fundraising is through Self Help Africa, which is part of the Gorta Group. In Ukraine, they are responding to the humanitarian crisis as the Gorta Group.

On Saturday, they were able to deliver 40 cubic metres of medical equipment to the hospital in Ivano-Frankivsk on Saturday. These were some of the first medical supplies to cross the border from Slovakia to Ukraine. This was implemented under the approval of the Ministry of Health in Kyiv. The hospital delegation met with employees of the Gorta Group who are on the ground here, at the Slovak-Ukraine border and transferred the equipment, directly. The town where the hospital is situated is now under attack, so it's critical that they received the supplies. The supplies included are listed below**, mainly for critical wound care.

Another critical initiative that the Gorta Group is involved with is supporting bakeries in Ubl'a to feed departing Ukrainian women and children. We are working with another excellent Slovak NGO 1317 to provide the flour for a bakery in Ukraine who is baking bread for these women and children. We are simply providing the special flour required to bake baguettes from Bratislava. The people in Ukraine are doing the rest on a voluntary / pro bono basis as they are on a war footing.

These two initiatives are underway and we will be continuing to do everything that we can.

We will be putting your generous donation towards ongoing, much needed support for the hospital, and for bread production.

As we continue, we hope to be in a position to do much more. 

Thank you for all your support.


** including: 

- CAT tourniquets

 ⁃ Halo occlusive stickers 
 ⁃ Hemostatic Celox rapid, Combat gauze (or similar)
 ⁃ Israeli bandage
 ⁃ Burntec hydrogel sticker (or similar)
 ⁃ Infusions: saline (NaCl), Ringer's solution
 ⁃ Catheters (venflon type) green, pink
 ⁃ Nasopharyngeal tubes
 ⁃ Decompression needles
 ⁃ I-gel.
-  Pain relief
  • Fergal Downes 
    • €200 
    • 2 mos
  • Maurice Collins 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • Cive Hannon 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • Marie Dalton 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shane Leahy 
Organizer
Adare, County Limerick
Self Help Africa 
Beneficiary