Aid for the purchase of medicines for Ukrainian patients

The “Health4Ukraine” programme is addressed to people from Ukraine who arrived in Poland after 24 February and need support in purchasing medicines.

Publikacja: 06.09.2022 03:00

Aid for the purchase of medicines for Ukrainian patients

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A press conference on the “Health4Ukraine” aid programme, focusing on Ukrainian patients who have found refuge in Poland, will be held during the Economic Forum. The conference will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 1:40 p.m., in the press centre of the Economic Forum. Thomas Tighe – president of Direct Relief, Jacek Szwajcowski – president of Pelion SA and representative of the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, and Zygmunt Berdychowski – chairman of RP FE will be attending. Phase II of the “Health4Ukraine” programme will be announced during the conference.

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In Phase I, the programme received Direct Relief funding in a record amount of $10 million and was launched on 15 April this year as “Health4Ukraine.” A total of 100,000 people registered for the programme in three days. Polish company Pelion donated an additional $1 million to cover medical consultations in Ukrainian through Dimedic – Pelion’s online clinic.

The entire sum of 10 million dollars was used to issue 100,000 electronic epruf codes. Each code granted to a Ukrainian patient is worth PLN 500. The codes are redeemable nationwide at any pharmacy, for coverage of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Participants can use the code to pay, for example, for diabetes medicines, cardiovascular medicines, antibiotics, flu medicines, baby syrups, or formula. The “Health4Ukraine” programme is carried out by the epruf system (a fintech owned by Pelion) and is backed by 12 years of experience in handling pharmacy transactions, 5 million epruf cards issued, and 33 million transactions. It is quite transparent and goes directly to Ukrainian patients in Poland. 

Pelion, the EU’s third-largest company operating in the healthcare sector, with more than 30 years’ of experience, is trusted both in Poland, Lithuania, and Sweden, where it has its subsidiaries. 

Direct Relief is one of the largest U.S. humanitarian organisations with more than 70 years of experience around the world. In the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, it is the largest supplier of NGO medical aid, having directly delivered more than 900 tons of medicines to Ukraine, reaching more than 150 hospitals and clinics.

The “H4U” programme has the patronage of Ukraine’s foreign minister.

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A press conference on the “Health4Ukraine” aid programme, focusing on Ukrainian patients who have found refuge in Poland, will be held during the Economic Forum. The conference will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 1:40 p.m., in the press centre of the Economic Forum. Thomas Tighe – president of Direct Relief, Jacek Szwajcowski – president of Pelion SA and representative of the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, and Zygmunt Berdychowski – chairman of RP FE will be attending. Phase II of the “Health4Ukraine” programme will be announced during the conference.

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