The World Health Organization has re-filed a revised request for $147.5 million to address Ukraine’s deteriorating humanitarian needs, provide acute care, and strengthen the health sector’s long-term resilience. Some countries that welcome and host refugees require a total of $80 million in assistance, including $67.5 million for medicine distribution and basic healthcare services.
According to the World Health Organization, the war has increased psychological anguish and worry. The most commonly sought-after therapies, according to national health care professionals, are sleeplessness, worry, depression, and psychological pain. WHO and Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, are collaborating to develop a national mental health program.
The World Health Organization has increased its workforce and repurposed technology, particularly its logistics system, in response to Ukraine’s growing healthcare needs. As a result, 543 metric tons of medical supplies and equipment have been sent to the country’s eastern, southern, and northern regions, where the greatest need exists.
The donation includes trauma surgery equipment and ambulances, as well as ventilator devices that can operate even when the power goes out, electric generators, and oxygen equipment.
Trauma surgery, burns, chemical exposure, and mass casualties are just a few of the post-conflict consequences that must be anticipated. Since February 24th, the WHO has educated about 1300 healthcare professionals on these issues.
In addition, the WHO worked with the Ukraine Public Health Center to strengthen illness surveillance and laboratory diagnoses, as well as local governments to re-establish immunization programs and other health services. To augment the healthcare system, WHO works with approximately forty emergency medical teams.
“This war has gone on for far too long, damaging lives and communities and putting the Ukrainian people’s immediate and future health at risk,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The World Health Organization is supplying the Ukrainian Ministry of Health with medical supplies and equipment. While the WHO can supply a variety of medications, the most crucial one for Ukraine is peace. “We are pleading with Russia to put an end to the fighting.”
The war has increased the demand for healthcare services while weakening the system’s ability to provide them, particularly in combat zones. At least 76 people had died, and 59 had been injured as a result of 269 confirmed health-related incidents as of June 2.” There were approximately 260 attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities in the first hundred days of the conflict.” Such assaults are never acceptable and should be thoroughly investigated. “No healthcare practitioner should be pushed to offer care on a knife’s edge,” said WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge.
Many different medical professionals have been there during my two trips to Ukraine since the conflict began. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they deal with unbearable pain and sadness. Due to war-related stress and casualties, hospitals are overloaded, while others have been ravaged and are understaffed.”
As a result of the Ukraine crisis, WHO has promised to stay in the country for as long as it takes to address essential health needs and rebuild the country’s health-care infrastructure.
It was made public by the corporation. “As access and security improve, we are redeploying workers across the country,” stated Dr. Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine. Mental and physical health must be considered in Ukraine’s rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.