Infopulse ‘Health Truck’ Charity Project: 2020 Results
As soon as the governments all around the world imposed country-wide strict quarantine measures in mid-March of 2020, Infopulse established a dedicated committee to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. Having partnered with the ‘Children of Hope and Love’ charitable foundation, from March until December 2020, Infopulse volunteers gathered more than UAH 2.14 million, approximately 50% of which was allocated from the company budget. The money was used to buy equipment for the Ukrainian hospitals and medical facilities that were in great need of external aid to deliver medical support for COVID-19 patients. The distinctive aspect of the ‘Health Truck’ project is that all its stages are carried out exclusively by the company’s volunteers, from reviewing the needs to keeping control over putting the received items on the balance sheet of medical institutions.
As of January 2021, the ‘Health Truck’ charity project helped to provide medical institutions in 19 Ukrainian cities with:
- 30,000+ units of personal protective equipment for the healthcare workers (face masks and shields, respirators, gloves, suits, etc.);
- non-invasive ventilators;
- oxygen concentrators;
- patient monitors;
- other essential and critical care equipment.
Besides, through the joint effort of Kharkiv IT Cluster and our volunteers, Infopulse helped to conduct oxygen pipeline and ventilator repairs in the Kharkiv regional children’s infectious diseases hospital.
For the significant contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic on the national level, Infopulse was honored with two CSR awards: from the Mayor of Zhytomyr and Zhytomyr Regional State Administration for being a socially responsible business, and also from CSR Ukraine for being a business that changes the country.
Unfortunately, the dynamics of the spread of COVID-19 continues to grow. Hospitals’ needs for medical consumables keep rising as well. Everyone can help to bring the dangerous pandemic closer to its end by making a contribution to support Ukrainian physicians at the forefront of the coronavirus battle.