Emergency Medicine & Anaesthesiology

Improving Medical Diagnostic in Ukraine

Organisation: Deutsches Medikamentenhilfswerk action medeor e.V.
Partner country: Ukraine
Partner organisation in partner country: Ukrainische NRO „Vira u sebe“ zu Ternopil


Due to the ongoing military offensive of the Russian army in Ukraine and the spatial expansion, the number of people affected is growing exponentially. The health system is severely affected and capacities are overloaded in the conflict zones. Access to health care is also critical due to the acute danger situation and therefore limited mobility.


Improving medical diagnostics (X-ray diagnostics) for the population affected by war and displacement in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil and Mykolaiv    

  1. Five additional portable digital X-ray machines are available and operational to serve the increased patient volume in four hospitals due to the war.
  2. Number of X-ray images per unit and location that were taken within the first four weeks after commissioning.
  1.  procurement and delivery of five portable X-ray machines
  2.  training of medical staff by the manufacturer
  3.  conduction of X-ray examinations

The X-ray machines are used by the trained staff in the four hospitals for the examinations of all patients. By providing the equipment, the capacities for appropriate diagnostics in the four hospitals will be significantly increased and adapted to the demand. In the medium to long term, patients will also benefit from the improved technology and the portable devices. 

Special features:

The X-ray devices are not only mobile within the hospital, but can also be used as a portable solution for home visits, for use in bomb shelters, in subway stations, etc. The digital devices have low radiation exposure, which allows them to be used in the above-mentioned locations without any problems. An innovative software solution enables excellent resolution of the images despite the low radiation exposure.