Humanosh Emergency Medical Team
The Humanosh Emergency Medical Team is the medical division of the Humanosh Foundation, which has been assisting people in war and disaster areas through medical evacuations, providing basic medical care and training since March 10, 2022.
In Ukraine, such assistance is crucial. Local medical services are overstretched, hospitals in many cases destroyed, without electricity, water or heating. All this, combined with the risk of repeated rocket attacks and a shortage of Ukrainian medics, makes it impossible to effectively help the chronically ill and injured. The situation is particularly dire in the east of the country - regions where hostilities have been ongoing for many years.
Since the beginning of the war, the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team has carried out nearly 2,200 medical evacuations, becoming a key link in the chain of international medical assistance. Carrying out any medical evacuation is a complex logistical process that requires excellent planning and preparation, from choosing the right mode of transportation, to selecting a qualified medical crew, to preparing the right medical equipment and supplies. Any mistake during an evacuation, even the smallest one, can cost the life of a patient or a member of the medical crew, so preparing for an evacuation is a process that must be worked out in even the smallest details.
The Humanosh Emergency Medical Team consists of 82 medics, including emergency medicine doctors, intensive care nurses and paramedics. The facility has an ambulance station in Ukraine and 23 ambulances at its disposal. All activities are conducted in cooperation with and on behalf of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. On a daily basis, the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team also cooperates with the Lviv Ambulance Service and medical groups from around the world - including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Norway.
As of January 1, 2023, the honorary patronage of the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team medical facility's operations was assumed by the Polish Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski. The financial and operational support provided by the World Health Organization since September 12, 2022 has been a milestone in the further development of the medical evacuation project, and allows the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team to plan its operations over the long term, and thus provide a stable partnership for organizations involved in the international medevac system.
In addition, with the support of the WHO, the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team has begun the EMT certification process, which allows it to operate according to the highest international standards.