Palliative care in Ukraine is still relatively new and underdeveloped, with limited resources and a lack of trained professionals. The war has only exacerbated these challenges, with the destruction of healthcare facilities and infrastructure, as well as the displacement of healthcare workers. It has also resulted in significant psychological trauma for many individuals, including those in need of palliative care. This can make it difficult for them to cope with their illness and the associated symptoms, such as pain and anxiety.
It is estimated that over 600,000 people in Ukraine require palliative care, facing the challenge of battling both the war and their debilitating illness to survive.
Will you help?
Donate today to help us support our partner organisations in Ukraine to provide palliative care in the region. Find out more about our partners and how we have helped them so far, here.