100k
COVID-19 tests for the citizens
29845
people were tested
6 mln UAH
rised

About the project

Lviv IT Cluster United for Health initiative was launched at the end of March this year as an immediate reaction to the pandemic situation that started in the whole world, Ukraine, and Lviv. The project was launched with a clear goal: to help Lviv and the region to fight against the pandemic through the population’s mass testing. In March, there was a lack of SARS-CoV-2 tests in the country and the city; that’s why minimal testing was conducted.

The project united the forces of proactive IT companies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lviv and the region and became the first business community reaction to the new COVID-19 challenges.

Mission

The United for Health project’s mission encompassed support to the city and region in combating the spread of the pandemic due to close communication with the authorities and doctors. After consultation with immunologists and medical experts, Lviv IT Cluster decided to launch COVID-19 mass testing in Lviv and Lviv region, which was identified as the only way to obtain data and control the virus spread.

Goals

test232 995 express tests were purchased, and 29 845 people were tested in Lviv and the region. In particular, as part of the mass testing campaign, 100 journalists on the frontline were tested.

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Lviv IT Cluster provided the medical staff of all PCR labs in Lviv with full-body PPE kits for work with pathogenic microorganisms of biosafety level 1-2. The kits were delivered to the Lviv Regional Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Lviv IT Cluster also supported the insurance initiative for healthcare workers in Lviv and the region who contracted coronavirus. IT companies-members of the Lviv IT Cluster donated UAH 700,000 to the project, which was announced on April 28 by the Lviv Regional State Administration.

test3During the first week, Lviv IT Cluster raised about UAH 3 million among IT companies and purchased the first batch of express tests for COVID-19. Then the initiative was supported by numerous volunteers who generously donated their funds for the cause. As of April 10, UAH 6 million was raised, and 41 companies-members of Lviv IT Cluster supported the initiative.

СHaLLENGES AND RESULTS

United for Health initiative, which was launched at the end of March this year, united the forces of proactive IT companies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lviv and the region. Although the project is still ongoing, we summarize the achievements of the last few months, which showed the importance of community unity in difficult times.

To see the detailed report of the United for Health project download it below.

 

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Contacts

Степан Веселовський – stepan.veselovskyi@itcluster.lviv.ua

Юрій Огоновський – yurii.ohonovskyi@itcluster.lviv.ua

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