The Second Stage of the United for Health Project Starts: From Now on Everyone Can Contribute

08 Apr, 2020

Lviv IT Cluster, in cooperation with the Open Eyes Fund, commences the second phase of the emergency project United for health, which is aimed at helping in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. At this stage, everyone will be able to participate and contribute to the organization of mass testing for COVID-19 in Lviv and Lviv region.

As a reminder, after quarantine measures were introduced in Ukraine, Lviv IT Cluster has consolidated the local IT community to help the city and the region combat the spread of COVID-19. On March 23, we launched the United for health project, within the frames of which the first batch of coronavirus express tests (20,000 pieces) was purchased, and the next (20,000 pieces) were ordered. Almost 5 million UAH was raised inside the community. The tests were distributed to the city and regional authorities, and mass testing of citizens in Lviv and Lviv region has started.

Ukraine still ranks last in the ranking of countries by the number of tested for COVID-19. The experience of foreign countries shows that besides following the rules of hygiene, social distancing and quarantine, the most effective measure to reduce the scale of the pandemic and save human lives is mass testing accompanied by monitoring and isolation of infected individuals. The IT community supports reasonable and smart decisions in this fight; therefore, we consider large-scale testing to be a necessary step for our city and country at the moment.

From now on, everyone can contribute to the initiative. Only large-scale testing for COVID-19 will help; therefore, everyone’s contribution is invaluable. Together, let’s purchase more tests for the community of our city and the region.

How to contribute to the initiative?

  • By donating 700 UAH, you will receive 1 express test for yourself, and the rest will go to the procurement of tests for the community; 
  • If you contribute 1500 UAH, you will receive 3 tests for you and the rest will go to the community; 
  • If you donate 2000 UAH, you will get 5 express tests for you and your family; the remaining sum will be allocated to purchase the tests for residents of Lviv and Lviv region.

Donations can be made via this link!

! Please note that COVID-19 express tests can be carried out only if you have symptoms (fever and cough) or belong to high-risk groups (healthcare professionals; those who had contact with infected individuals; those who came back from foreign countries). Testing will only be carried out by mobile clinics, and tests will not be distributed to the contributors, as they should be carried out by healthcare professionals, and the results should be entered into the database. Therefore, you should consider the opportunity of taking a COVID-19 express test only when you or your family need it. If you do not need the test but want to contribute to the initiative, you can donate money to purchase the tests for the community of our city and region.