The National Israeli Field Hospital in Ukraine: Innovative adaptation to a unique scenario

Elhanan Bar-On*, Asaf Vivante, David Dagan, Yoel Har Even, Galia Barkai, Ariel Furer, Michael Bass, Michal Kirshenbaum, Omer Niv, Leonid Barski, Adam Lee Goldstein, Rami Sagi, Danny Moshayov, Shani Brosh, Michal Mekel, Eldad Katorza, Yitshak Kreiss

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Abstract

BACKGROUND On February 24, 2022 hostilities broke out in Ukraine resulting in a full-scale humanitarian crisis with thousands of civilians injured, twelve million persons displaced – seven million internally displaced and five million refugees fleeing the country. The crisis led to a severe disruption of routine medical services. These circumstances, combining warfare and refugees, pose major challenges to the international aid community: Treating the wounded, addressing the medical and psychosocial needs of the displaced populations, meeting routine medical needs of under-served local populations, and strengthening resilience through capacity building of the disrupted local healthcare system [1,2].

Original languageEnglish
Article number03078
JournalJournal of Global Health
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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