Prostheses for people with war injuries in Ukraine
According to estimates, around 14.5 million people in Ukraine need medical care (source: OCHA Situation Report, 19.12.2022) - including many patients who require prostheses and rehabilitation services due to war injuries. In order to help these people and provide them with high-quality prostheses, we have joined forces with multidisciplinary partners and jointly set up an aid program for patients with war injuries. Malteser International strengthens the technical capacity of this health care service: We equipped Ottobock's prosthesis workshop with all the equipment, tools and materials necessary for prosthesis production. In addition, we enabled the training of two Ukrainian prosthetists for use in the workshop.
Immediate support for people with disabilities affected by amputations and improvement of specialized medical services.
- The emergency hospital in Lviv was equipped with a prosthetic workshop and an area for patient's care
- Training of two prosthetists were trained
- Providing patients with high-quality prostheses
Partner: Malteser Ukraine, First Lviv Medical Union, Ottobock, German Federal Ministry of Health
Project region: Lviv region, Ukraine
Donors: German Federal Foreign Office, Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Duration: since August 2022