Humanitas’ help to Ukrainian population
The Humanitas hospitals in Lombardy – IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano, Humanitas San Pio X in Milan, Humanitas Mater Domini in Castellanza and Humanitas Gavazzeni e Castelli in Bergamo – together with Humanitas University – have joined the collection programme organised by Lombardy Region in collaboration with the International Red Cross to help the Ukrainian population. The aim of the collection is to donate drugs and equipment such as antibiotics, anaesthetics, and plasma expansion solutions, which will be immediately made available to Ukrainian health structures involved in the emergency.
The Humanitas hospitals in Turin (Humanitas Gradenigo, Humanitas Cellini and Clinica Fornaca) are also actively participating in the aid campaign promoted by the Piedmont Region together with Protezione Civile to collect medicines and surgical instruments.
Humanitas and its professionals want to express their feelings of closeness to the population, which is facing the consequences of the military conflict, as well as to the health workers who are courageously on the front line after the difficult days of the pandemic. Therefore, Humanitas Istituto Clinico Catanese is also making an important economic contribution.
Humanitas University, in these tough days, wants to reaffirm the University’s role as a space for free aggregation and exchange of thoughts and opinions, which are at the basis of culture. Thus, Humanitas University has invited its students and teachers to write their thoughts on peace, freedom, and solidarity. All the messages will be collected and shared on the monitors in the Campus and on the University’s social media channels.
Many Humanitas professionals expressed their willingness to give their contribution to help the Ukrainian population. National and international organisations launched several fundraising initiatives; among others, Fondazione Rocca provided a significant economic contribution to help Ukrainian people. Humanitas also supports Francesca Rava Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children in Italy and around the world through long-distance adoptions, projects, awareness-raising activities on children’s rights and voluntary work.
A few hours after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Francesca Rava Foundation got in touch with Dr. Oleg Bodnar, a Ukrainian paediatric surgeon who has saved many lives in Haiti as a volunteer of the Francesca Rava Foundation at the St. Damien Hospital. Dr. Bodnar helped understand the most urgent needs and how to provide timely help.
Francesca Rava Foundation raises funds in cooperation with the institutions to meet the most urgent needs. The association is currently sending basic necessities to the refugee camps, and medicines to the Ukrainian paediatric hospitals.
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