Surgeon Yaroslav Susak: “As my late teacher Volodymyr Zemskov used to say when a patient lay on the operating table: ‘Here’s a piano – play it!'”
I was charged with the task to interview the professor of the Bohomolets National Medical University and a participant in the PFVMH February 2017 mission, Yaroslav Susak, as long ago as in late November 2017 – after the university’s team nominated him for the Honored Physician of Ukraine award. However, it happened like in the […]
- 30 January 2018
Doctors of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital not only improve provision of medical services to population in the ATO zone but also restore hope in people in Eastern Ukraine, PFVMH President Gennadiy Druzenko told reporters. He made this statement before shipping books that had been collected by Kyivans for Eastern Ukraine in the “Collect […]
- 30 January 2018
Today, the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital once again became a newsmaker, having invited the media to the shipment of books, collected by Kyivans and bound for Eastern Ukraine. The books will be transported by the PFVMH vehicle that will drive the 35th civil mission’s medics to hospitals, and will be finally delivered to the […]
- 27 January 2018
Today in the office of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital in Kyiv, the PFVMH and the Civil Center for Humanitarian, Social and Medical Aid in Areas of Military Conflicts and Environmental Disasters “MedEx,” a Dnipro-based NGO, signed a memorandum of cooperation. PFVMH President Gennadiy Druzenko and MedEx Chairman of the Board Andriy Bilonog signed […]
- 15 January 2018
Cura te ipsum: three views of mental health situation in Luhansk Oblast Like a living organism, to function normally, any system must be adequate: have all necessary elements in their proper places and properly interacting. The war in Donbas and the occupation of a part of Donetsk and Luhabsk Oblasts’ territory disturbed the normal functioning […]
- 08 January 2018
It looks like Christmas has not lodged love for one’s neighbor in the hearts of “highly spiritual” occupants and collaborators: today, a medical evacuation team of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital had to evacuate two soldiers wounded by an enemy sniper in one of the front’s sectors.
- 31 December 2017
President of Ukraine assigned allowance to vascular surgeon Vladyslav Horbovets – PFVMH’s “die-hard”
At the end of 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko assigned state allowances to “outstanding public health figures” (Decree #457/2017 of Dec. 29), including a two-year allowance for Vladyslav Horbovets, surgeon of Kyiv City Clinical Hospital #8 Low Invasive Vascular Surgery and Phlebology Department.
- 21 December 2017
In Novotroitske, PFVMH medics attend wounded old man who was “born with an armor vest” and likes telling jokes
Today in Donetsk Oblast’s Novotroitske, medics of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital provided urgent assistance to a man who had tripped a mine near the Ukrainian checkpoint, the driver of the PFVMH team serving the first aid station nearby reported.
- 18 December 2017
Three years have passed since the establishment of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital. On this occasion, its Facebook cover was updated, and now it shows the latest results of PFVMH activities: 33 missions, 47 locations, 400 volunteers and 30,000 patients. Regretfully, these numbers will soon become outdated. Regretfully – because the war continues.
- 17 November 2017
The monthly missions of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital’s medics to Eastern Ukraine not only help reinforce the health care service in front-line areas but also allow doctors from different parts of Ukraine to share their experience and thoughts of the functioning of the medical aid system in the country. Despite their huge workload, […]