War doesn’t end
at the frontline

Evacuating the wounded and treating the sick at the front since 2014.

The largest team of civilian medical volunteers who have been saving lives for the tenth year in a row on the front of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Pirogov First Volunteer
Mobile Hospital

The Armed Forces of Ukraine Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Valeiry Zaluzhny, endorsed PDMSh’s application of June 24, 2022, thus officially including the mobile hospital in the Defense Forces of Ukraine as a volunteer unit that carries out medical evacuation and provides medical assistance in combat areas.

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Nurse Lyudmila Bruntsvyk, "Lyalya," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023.

Nurse Lyudmila Bruntsvyk, "Lyalya," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023. Photo by Valentina Polishchuk/Liga.net, April 2023

Emergency medicine paramedic Andrii Kulykivskyi, "Chaika," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023.

Emergency medicine paramedic Andrii Kulykivskyi, "Chaika," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberovy, June 2023

Anesthesiologist Nataliya Momot, "Korytsia," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023.

Anesthesiologist Nataliya Momot, "Korytsia," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberovy, June 2023

Emergency medicine paramedic Yuriy Fil, "Palych"

Emergency medicine paramedic Yuriy Fil, "Palych" a PDMSh volunteer since May 2023

Nurse Inna Mytsik, "Musik," a PDMSh volunteer since 2022.

Nurse Inna Mytsik, "Musik," a PDMSh volunteer since 2022. Photo by Evgeniy Maloletka, February 2023

Emergency medicine doctor Dmytro Shklyar, "Delta," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023.

Emergency medicine doctor Dmytro Shklyar, "Delta," a PDMSh volunteer since 2023. Photo by Valentina Polishchuk/Liga.net, April 2023

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Financial statements
Raising funds for a PDMSh armored medevac
Raising funds for a PDMSh armored medevac
WEINMANN defibrillator
WEINMANN defibrillator
Construction of the Educational and Training and Rehabilitation Center by PDMSh.
Construction of the Educational and Training and Rehabilitation Center by PDMSh.
Anesthesiologist
Emergency medicine doctor
Surgeon
Orthopedic traumatologist
Emergency medicine paramedic
Nurse anesthetist
90 000
Patients have received medical treatment from PDMSh volunteer medics since 2014.
700
Volunteer PDMSh medics have provided medical care in many combat areas.
58
Locations in which PDMSh volunteer medics have worked since 2014.
9
Years we have been at war.
Management
Gennady Druzenko
Gennady
Druzenko
PDMSh President
bio
Oleh Shyba
Oleh
Shyba
PDMSh Supervisory Board Chairman
bio
Halyna Almazova
Halyna
Almazova
Vice President
bio
Tatyana Samoilenko
Tatyana
Samoilenko
PDMSh Executive Director
Svitlana Druzenko
Svitlana
Druzenko
PDMSh Head of the Medical Department
bio
Mykyta Kulichenko
Mykyta
Kulichenko
PDMSh Director for Donor Relations
Ihor Buyvol
Ihor
Buyvol
Aide to the PDMSh President
bio
Daria Ripna
Daria
Ripna
PDMSh Communications Director
bio
Mykola Hoyko
Mykola
Hoyko
PDMSh Transport Director
News
PDMSh financial report for June 2024
15 July 2024
PDMSh financial report for June 2024
In June 2024, the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital spent nearly UAH 9.7 million, covered by UAH 2.5 million in revenue and UAH 7.1 million from its reserves. Sadly, hryvnia receipts dropped to one-third of what they had been in May (from UAH 6.5 million to UAH 2.1 million), and foreign currency revenues saw a decrease of over 40%, falling from UAH 747.2 thousand to UAH 428.5 thousand. We appeal to our patrons to be more actively involved in supporting PDMSh—each hryvnia, dollar, euro, or pound contributes significantly to safeguarding our defenders' and civilians' lives and health.
Armani: Not Giorgio, but Suren!
06 July 2024
Armani: Not Giorgio, but Suren!
His PDMSh brethren and sistren call him “Armani,” apparently paying tribute to the Armenian origin of Ukrainian Suren Avakyan. Or maybe it’s due to his innate elegance. Suren has been with PDMSh since its inception — from the very first mission of the volunteer hospital to the combat zone in December 2014, when the Russo-Ukrainian war was still termed the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). So, it comes as no surprise that it was with him that the PDMSh leader, Gennady Druzenko, began to redeploy the hospital following the full-scale invasion by Russia on February 24, 2022.
22 June 2024
Self-respect leads to PDMSh. And so do ads and an inner voice
Vlad “Alis” is a surgeon who is completing his internship and plans to be a traumatologist. He joined PDMSh after hearing an ad on Radio ROKS that volunteer doctors were needed at the front. “My inner voice told me to do it – to apply.” According to him, his motivation was the desire not to lose touch with today’s reality, which is the war. Because in peaceful cities, you visit cozy coffee shops, return home from work, and rest in pristine, snow-white beds. “Sooner or later, you forget about the realities,” says Vlad and adds another, “no less important” reason why he is at the front: “To sustain self-respect.”
15 June 2024
Mykola Hoyko: “Not only the life of the wounded depends on the driver, but also the life of the crew”
In summer, when the sun is scorching, the temperature inside the evacuation shuttle reaches +60C (140F). “The wounded person needs to be loaded there, and the doctor has to treat him,” says the PDMSh transport director. Mykola Hoyko is a man of stocky physique, so the pseudo “Hora” (“Mountain” in Ukrainian) suits him best. At PDMSh, Hora is responsible for the smooth operation of a fleet of dozens of specialized vehicles, many of which are unique. In an interview with journalist Dmytro Tuzov, he talks about himself and the work of his fellow volunteer drivers of the mobile hospital. And, of course, about PDMSh.
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