HI trains health professionals in specialised physiotherapy
HI is providing specialised physiotherapy training to staff caring for burns patients in Ukrainian hospitals.
HI’s teams visiting a home for children with multiple disabilities in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. | © HI
Caring for burns patients
As part of its support to Ukrainian hospitals, HI is organising specialised physiotherapy training for health professionals treating burns patients, which requires special knowledge and skills.
HI has already delivered online training to rehabilitation teams and physiotherapy students caring for the injured in three hospitals in Lviv.
Meeting the needs of vulnerable people
In Chernivtsi and the surrounding area, HI has already identified some twenty institutions hosting displaced or vulnerable people with special mental health, rehabilitation or other needs, including a home for children with multiple disabilities.
Over the next few days, HI plans to help the home recruit additional staff in order to provide children and teams with psychosocial support and rehabilitation care. It will also supply essential items, including hygiene products.
Essential humanitarian assistance
Some 12 million people need humanitarian relief in Ukraine. HI’s teams will therefore continue to identify priority needs and implement emergency response. The organisation also plans to provide physical rehabilitation care, distribute hygiene products and essential items, make cash transfers to displaced people for food and accommodation, and deploy mental health and psychosocial support specialists.