UPDATE Ukraine – Support Enabled at 4 Hospitals

UPDATE Ukraine – Support Enabled at 4 Hospitals

Durham Elvet Club of Rotary International Logo

Remote EEG Interpretation in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv

Thank you to all our team and partners for making this project work.  

Ukraine - Remote EEG interpretation

From discussing the concept, receiving and storing EEG equipment, negotiating with customs, organising the attendance of the teams from various clinics in Ukraine in spite of significant circumstances, the enthusiasm of the staff and the kindness of our hosts.

Notable thanks also go to the Durham Elvet Club of Rotary International who kindly donated £1,000 towards the cost of EEG equipment being deployed.

4 EEG machines have now been donated and deployed in person by the TeleEEG team to hospitals in Ukraine and 10 staff there have been trained on basic EEG electrode application, running the EEG and uploading to our server for remote interpretation. 

Beneficiary hospitals:

  • 1st Territorial Medical Union of Emergency and Intensive Care – Lviv
  • Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences – Kharkiv
  • Kharkiv City Hospital Intensive Care
  • Kyiv City Psychiatric Hospital

Teams arrived from Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv despite being interrupted by disruptions from inbound rockets and the ongoing war.  

Background to the Appeal – The war in Ukraine has made significant demands on the provision of healthcare to the country including chronic conditions such as epilepsy. Reports have emerged of destroyed infrastructure and equipment including hospital diagnostic facilities.  Among other problems this has led to a shortage of EEG equipment.  Further, while men up to the age of 60 remain in Ukraine to fight, their families have sought safety from the gunfire in the West.  A substantial proportion of the EEG technician workforce are female and therefore there is a paucity of qualified technicians.

The remit of the TeleEEG project is to enable high quality EEG services to help in the diagnosis of epilepsy in low and middle income countries.  While Ukraine is not a poor country I think you will agree there is a special need here, deserving of our attention.   

TeleEEG is helping to re-enable epilepsy clinics throughout Ukraine.  This project involves the provision of EEG machines, training of local staff and remote interpretation of EEGs. 

Our team of volunteers is already kindly providing time and skills to interpret EEGs from clinics in need throughout the world.  Many are also offering to report EEGs from Ukraine until the country once again gets on its feet.  Would you be able to consider further supporting TeleEEG by donation of equipment or funds to support those in need of epilepsy aid via TeleEEG?

Please let us know if you are able and willing to support this, or pledge directly by visiting our website: Make a Donation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *