Crisis in Ukraine
War is the ultimate enemy of people’s health, where in addition to the obvious – the loss of lives, injuries and destruction – the entire public health is at stake. Today, Ukraine deals with securing the safe water and food supplies, while facing an outbreak of infectious diseases in overcrowded refugee shelters amidst fighting the COVID pandemic and polio outbreak, all the while trying to absorb an (internal) displacement of millions of people. With every passing day, civilian suffering is increasing, ever more lives are claimed, and people’s futures are getting scarred.
EPHA is deeply saddened by the unfolding crisis and stands in full solidarity with the people of Ukraine and the wider region affected by the conflict.
EPHA Statement on Ukraine
Analysis & Opinion
Joint Statement on the Special session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe
Leading European and international public health civil society organisations express their deep concern about the devastating impact of the war in Ukraine
on people’s physical and mental health.
Humanitarian Mission in Romania and Ukraine: providing mental health services and combating social exclusion
KLIMAKA’s work on the front lines, and cooperation with local and regional authorities in the context of the Ukrainian crisis.
Use public procurement to make healthy and sustainable food accessible and affordable to all Europeans
Launch of Buy Better Food Campaign, a new coalition calling on EU and national leaders to introduce targets and measures helping schools, hospitals and public building canteens to provide healthier food menus.
Slovak Ministry of Health
Documents in Ukrainian about healthcare.
Slovak Mental Health League
Psychological support to the refugees.
Ukraine: EPHA Members Resources
Click on each organisation’s name to discover links to their resources and statement on the Ukrainian crisis.
European AIDS Treatment Group
European Academy of Paedriatics
European Cancer Organisation
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
European Hematology Association
European Medical Students’ Association
Mental Health Europe
European Cancer Leagues
Health Action International
Europe (HAI) organised a fundraising: HAI staff have made donations and collected essential items for those caught up in the war in Ukraine, particularly women and children. Support programmes are underway globally; look online to find out more about how you can help where you are: https://twitter.com/HAImedicines/status/1498660487998971908?s=20&t=G1L63Oh2dg90blchFaFxkQ