Category: SAFER Ukraine

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SAFER Ukraine offers a new model for global emergency response

Posted by Mary Powers | Sep 29, 2022

SAFER Ukraine, a global humanitarian effort to save Ukrainian children with cancer and blood disorders began spontaneously in a digital meeting room within hours of the invasion. Existing networks fueled its growth.

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SAFER Ukraine: a framework for responding to global conflicts

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 26, 2022

What lessons can be learned from the remarkable success of SAFER Ukraine?

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A doctor’s journey fueled life-saving work at SAFER Ukraine for children with cancer

Posted by Mary Powers | May 12, 2022

“SAFER Ukraine works because we have human connections with our partners,” explains Asya Agulnik, MD, MPH.

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Marcin Wlodarski at Unicorn Clinic staff meeting

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, dropped everything to help children fleeing Ukraine

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 10, 2022

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, was new to international humanitarian work prior to volunteering with SAFER Ukraine. “I learned so much I cannot every describe it in words,” he said.

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Protecting the mental health of Ukrainian families experiencing childhood cancer

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 9, 2022

Global health care providers gathered virtually for SAFER Conversations, a webinar created to share information and support to those working with Ukrainian children and families displaced by the war.

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Marta Salek, M.D., at work at the Unicorn Marian Wilemski Clinic in Poland.

Polish roots led Marta Salek, M.D., to a leading role in SAFER Ukraine effort

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 2, 2022

Dr. Marta Salek of St. Jude was in Poland visiting family when Russia invaded Ukraine. She jumped in to help launch the humanitarian effort SAFER Ukraine.

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Sima Jeha, MD, and colleagues meet around a table

Lessons from Lebanon: St. Jude Global reacts to war in Ukraine

Posted by Erin Podolak | Mar 30, 2022

Lessons learned from previous global crises inform the St. Jude Global response to childhood cancer patients displaced by the war in Ukraine.

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