EUROSCOPE – Eurointegration Tracker
Contributing to the solution of the problem of limited availability of medicines and medical products, as well as increasing people’s adaptive capacity (via consultations) to the realities of wartime (IDPs, people who are in the zone of active hostilities, volunteers who work with these people). This project concentrated on territorial communities that were the most affected by the military conflict and/or housed a large number of internally displaced people (hereinafter referred to as IDPs). When people who were to receive targeted assistance were evacuated from their cities of residence, assistance was sent to their current location (without reference to the territorial affiliation of specified regions).Why were the wards chosen? In the first case, communities/local NGOs are experiencing shortages due to the limited operation of pharmacy and trade networks, as well as difficulties in supplying these networks with medicines and medical products. As a result, it is critical that they receive care and consistent support for their needs from dependable partners in order to ensure the population’s minimally necessary access to medicines. In the second case, communities/local NGOs faced challenges as a result of a significant increase in the number of people forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in safer settlements (both temporarily (buffer zone) with the intention of later moving to another settlement or outside the country), and permanently (until the situation in Ukraine is settled).
We implemented tasks through:
– prompt procurement of necessary goods;
– organization of delivery of humanitarian aid to places where it is most needed;
– interaction with partner organizations, health care institutions in processing requests for assistance, logistical support, etc. for the possible expansion of the project;
– formation of a platform for providers and recipients of humanitarian aid, coverage of activities and collection of donations for humanitarian aid needs;
– conducting 10 training webinars: 5 with a psychologist to adapt target audience representatives to new realities, reduce stress levels, provide advice to communities on how to work with IDPs and form local policies, taking into account the health care component; 5 with a dietician, a biotechnologist to provide counseling for people with diabetes, to prevent the onset of diabetes, to prevent cardiovascular diseases, to provide advice on how to get out of prolonged forced starvation in wartime, and other health-preserving recommendations.