COVID-19: Response in Europe
International Medical Corps is continuing to provide training and counselling services in Ukraine on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), both directly and in coordination with local partners, through remote means that include telephone and online groups. The team has also delivered printed booklets to its different field sites, enabling those without tablets and smartphones—including older people, who are more vulnerable to the virus—to participate. International Medical Corps and the MHPSS Technical Working Group participated in the translation to Ukrainian of How Kids Can Fight COVID-19, a storybook for children published by the United Nation’s Inter-Agency Standing Committee. International Medical Corps is working with the Donetsk Ministry of Health to implement a health program that will serve 37 primary-care health centres and one long-term care home, and will equip each with handwashing stations, hygiene kits and disinfectants. We provided training on infection prevention and control to health workers in 20 healthcare facilities and distributed hygiene promotion materials in 20 communities.