Post Date:
16 November 2022

SumDU lecturers volunteer for the WHO AT 10 project “Quick Access to Auxiliary Technologies for Ukrainian Home Migrants”. They mentor distributors of rehabilitation means.

The project started in August 2022. For this aim, 18 rehabilitation specialists were selected from 6 oblasts. Three of them come from the SumDU Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sports Medicine. They are Dmytro VOROPAIEV (associate professor), Liubov TOMYN and Oleksandr STEPANENKO (assistants).

Our lecturers completed a 20-hour WHO training course in assisting technologies. International certificates were awarded.

As a war result, thousands of oblast residents need rehabilitation and socialization. It can be achieved via proper auxiliary means after consulting specialists. It is population provision with valuable inventory and high-quality physiotherapy consultations that the WHO project is aimed at. The project is supported by the Humanitarian Fund for Ukraine and the Ukrainian Healthcare Ministry. Consequently, 42 kits of auxiliary and absorbing means were delivered to oblast hospitals. Such kits comprise crutches, walking sticks, wheel chairs, toilet or shower chairs, rolling walkers, absorbing incontinence means.

Till 15 December, home migrants may apply for necessary means to the Sumy Oblast Clinical Hospital and the Saint Panteleimon Hospital. There, they will be consulted about how to select and use these items.