Lunar Aid has put together an air freight transport network of volunteer pilots to provide logistical help for MEDICAL AID UKRAINE
Lunar Aid is a not for profit NGO established in support of Medical Aid for Ukraine (MAU). We provide logistical support to air lift MAU’s emergency medical equipment to their medical distribution centres in East Poland on the Polish/Ukraine border utilising our network of voluntary commercial and private pilots.
Medical Aid Ukraine is a newly formed group of doctors from across the UK who are collecting donations from hospitals, GP surgeries and drug companies.
It is headed by Dr Roman Cregg, a specialist in pain management at University College London hospital, who was born in Lviv, near Ukraine’s western border.
Lunar Aid are working with the aviation community to come together to help support MAU in expediting the movement of their emergency medical aid to their medical distribution centre.
We are also raising funds to buy more emergency medical trauma kits with the help from Homeless Friendly. Homeless Friendly is a Registered Charity No. 1182814, based in the North West being founded by Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE. Their goal is to ensure that people who are homeless or displaced receive the support that is rightfully theirs.
Our aim is to raise funds through our contacts and Homeless Friendly will use these funds inline with MAU to purchase medical trauma kits from the relevant providers. These and MAU’s medical kits are then delivered by our network of pilots to Eastern Poland.
Each medical trauma kit costs £100
Please help by contributing towards the purchase of medical trauma kits by donating on our just giving page here
Medical Aid Ukraine
‘Medical Aid Ukraine’ is an initiative created by the collaboration of Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK (UMAUK president Dr Roman Cregg) and the British-Ukrainian Aid charity, a registered UK charity (Managing Director Tetiana Vovnyanko).
As a reaction to receiving dozens of requests and appeals for medical equipment, surgical supplies, resuscitation drugs and first aid kits, UMAUK members have established a network of doctors (led by GP Dr Natalia Ciapryna) around the UK (including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), many of whom have no Ukrainian ties and kindly and
generously are dedicating many hours to help to support the movement.
Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry Dennis Ougrin is in communications with the Ministries of Health and Defences in Ukraine, monitoring the situation where there are critical medical deficits and what exactly is needed.
We are raising funds for further procurement of medical aid and transport of this, with the support of The On-Call Room, a forum of 11.4k doctors in the UK, led by Dr Kristina Rebecca Cranfield, an Emergency Medicine consultant in Edinburgh.
Multiple NHS trusts and CEOs of trusts have been contacted by the healthcare professionals volunteering with Medical Aid Ukraine. We have been overwhelmed by the offers of donations from across the country and are in the process of working with big logistics companies to get them by air or land to Poland and then onto Ukraine.
We are also communicating directly with procurement leads for the NHS and hope to be able to purchase much needed supplies via the NHS channels rather than privately.
British-Ukrainian Aid is a Charity Registered in England and Wales 1164472
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