We are pleased to finally share the results of the charity collection for ambulances for Ukrainian doctors, which we held at the 24th International AIDS Conference AIDS 2022, held in Montreal (Canada) from July 29 to August 3, 2022.
“Ukraine is unconquered, and Ukrainians are unbreakable. We will stand and win, because we have no other way. But we need the support of the world more than ever!
Personally and on behalf of the Alliance and all Ukrainians, I am sincerely grateful to everyone who contributed to raising funds for minibuses to evacuate the wounded from the war zone to the nearest hospitals, – said Pavlo Smyrnov, Deputy Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health. And we managed to buy not 1 but 2 cars. I shake hands with everyone and report that we quickly managed to buy buses in the Netherlands. Both buses were successfully delivered to Kyiv, where they underwent the necessary repairs. Already in excellent technical condition they went to the zone of active hostilities. They were also camouflaged for greater safety of medics and wounded. Used cars now have a new mission – to #save human #lives at the front. And I really believe they will serve this mission as long as possible.”
So, a detailed story about how Ukrainians were supported by conference participants from all over the world, how we raised funds and talked about Ukraine, how and where the cars were purchased, brought to Ukraine, technically improved and transferred to the front line!
Many thanks to all participants of #AIDS2022 who supported with donations and not only, sincere thanks to all partners who helped at every step, the Alliance for Public Health team and #SoS_project – you are incredible, you always do more!
Thanks to everyone who helped to organize the whole process: from the ambitious idea “to raise funds for at least 1 car in a couple of days” and to organize everything to the final transfer of 2 cars to the front line.