Medical Exchanges

Medical Aid, Medical Information, Nursing School ties, Cardiac Therapy, Emergency Care, Hospice, Early Childhood Intervention, Burn Center Exchange

Some examples of Medical exchanges sponsored by CKSCP:

  • Professor Emeritus from the Division of Immunology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center spends a week in Kharkiv giving seminars and lectures on immunology, rheumatology, and HIV/AIDS, and visits medical training facilities, hospitals, and clinics.
  • A Cincinnatian travels to Kharkiv to work on the CDC-sponsored IDD program including continuing efforts for the iodization of table salt and beginning steps to fortify the flour with iron.
    A Developmental Pediatrician and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati travel to Kharkiv for 13 days to conduct training at the Kharkiv Early Intervention Institute.
  • Dean of the Medical Faculty and Chair of the Pathological Physiology Department of the Kharkiv State Medical University arrives in Cincinnati for a six-month fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine through the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).
  • Two Cincinnatians travel to Kharkiv as part of the Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition salt iodization program in cooperation with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, UNICEF, and the CDC.
  • A CKSCP Board Member and Professor Emeritus at Children’s Hospital Medical Center helps to coordinate the donation of funds made by employees of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati for the purchase of medical supplies for a TB clinic in Kharkiv. Supplies to be presented during 1999 Official Delegation to Kharkiv lead by Mayor Roxanne Qualls.
  • In response to water crisis in Kharkiv and outbreak of Hepatitis A, CKSCP sends a sea container with over $90,000 worth of medical supplies including IV set-ups and solutions to Kharkiv via MPRI (a congressional agency.)
  • Over $15,000 worth of diphtheria vaccine and antibiotic purchased by CKSCP and shipped to Kharkiv in cooperation with Children of Chernobyl and Congressional Wives Airlift.
  • “The Great Jif and Jelly Airlift” – thanks to Procter and Gamble, 400 cases of peanut butter, 300 cases of jelly and enough bread for 100,000 sandwiches transported to Kharkiv. Also taken were over $2000 worth wholesale antibiotics and medications.

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With most exchanges come volunteer opportunities for members of our community. Find out about hosting Ukrainian visitors in your home and other CKSCP volunteer opportunities.