Full-service healthcare distributors' response to the war in Ukraine
As an association founded to promote citizens health and patients’ safety, the thoughts of Europe’s full-service healthcare distributors are with the Ukrainian people. GIRP stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and share their deep sorrow at all human lives lost. Our priority is to ensure immediate access to medicines for all patients in Ukraine and the neighbouring EU Member States, welcoming the millions of refugees fleeing the violence.
GIRP members are active on national level, engaging with their respective Member States and Ukrainian embassies across Europe to organise the donation of medicines, with pallets of essential medical products leaving warehouses on a daily basis for dispatch across Ukraine. GIRP is also working actively at EU-level in collaboration with HERA and EMA to mobilize our efforts and harmonize our support/approach for coordination at EU-level to best respond to Ukrainian needs.
Our priority is to ensure immediate access to medicines for all patients in Ukraine and the neighboring EU Member States, welcoming the millions of refugees fleeing the violence. Full-service healthcare distributors call on all parties to facilitate the safe passage of medicines and vaccines to those in need by means of improved communication, to increase regulatory flexibility and ultimately, to cut the red tape of paperwork, in favor of treating patients first and treating documents second.
GIRP members are offering humanitarian aid to Ukraine by means of donations of medicines and medical supplies as well as financial support to NGOs. As an entity of a wider EU healthcare community, GIRP members are committed to mobilizing support and action, working together to maximize efforts and ensure that the health needs all of those affected by this war are met.