Who we are
Medical Aid Ukraine is a doctor-led national collaborative network around the UK, that is collecting donations from hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacies and companies in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. It is also fundraising through the British-Ukrainian Aid Charity (Managing Director Tetiana Vovnyanko) to procure essential medical equipment and its transport to those affected by the war, particularly in the form of IFAKs (International First Aid Kits).
The initiative was started by Dr Roman Cregg, a consultant in pain management at University College London Hospital and president of the Ukrainian Medical Association UK, who was born in Lviv, Ukraine. Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry, Dennis Ougrin, liaises with the Ministries of Health and Defence in Ukraine, to ensure that the most critically urgent items are sourced first. They have co-ordinated with air and land logistics teams, and a number of Ukrainian scouting organisations, to transport vital medical equipment to Poland and Ukraine, as well as leading a convoy themselves to Ukraine. Dr Kristina Rebecca Cranfield, a consultant in Emergency Medicine in Edinburgh, has mobilised The On-Call Room, a network of 11,500 doctors, to donate and spread the word of the fundraiser to help Medical Aid Ukraine.
The response from the UK has been exceptional and we continue to accept donations of medical equipment, offers of assistance and financial donations to the fundraising effort. Thank you for your generosity, allowing us to provide medical aid and compassionate care, to all those affected by war in Ukraine.
Prof Stephen Powis, NHS England’s national medical director: “I am incredibly proud of the work being done by our colleagues, and it speaks to the courage and kindness displayed by NHS staff on a daily basis that so many are going above and beyond, either by helping to coordinate deliveries of supplies or providing medical support on the ground.”