On March 23, Cleveland Clinic loaded up medical supplies to be transported to assist with the delivery of healthcare in Ukraine. The initiative aims to support clinicians by providing healthcare supplies so they can deliver care to those in need. Items include surgical supplies, syringes, catheters, bandages, personal protective equipment and more, totaling over 25 pallets of material.
“As a global organization, our care for the community extends around the world,” said Steve Downey, Chief Supply Chain and Patient Support Services Officer at Cleveland Clinic. “Health crises know no borders, and neither does our responsibility to support clinicians caring for those who are suffering.”
The cargo will be transported to U.S.-Ukraine Foundation in Maryland. Supplies will be airlifted by the Foundation to Europe and then transported to humanitarian aid hubs in Ukraine near borders with Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Items are then distributed to various locations in Ukraine. The supplies will reach their final destination in approximately 7-10 days.