Alliance Healthcare UK has supported the Medicine to Ukraine campaign through its distribution network; via a coordinated, country-wide poster drop to UK pharmacy stores.
The Medicines to Ukraine pharmacy appeal is led by the Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA), Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA), and National Pharmacy Association (NPA) in the UK, who are urging pharmacy teams to promote the campaign to customers and members of the public to raise funds.
Over 15,000 Medicines to Ukraine posters have been delivered to pharmacies across the UK. The posters are already in pharmacy windows across Europe raising awareness of the campaign.
The Medicines to Ukraine campaign is part of a pan-European effort established by Employed Pharmacists in Europe (EPhEU). The campaign procures and sends specialist hospital medicines that are running low or that are no longer available in Ukraine directly to Ukrainian hospitals that are treating the casualties of the war.
Roughly £220,000 has been raised via the appeal in the UK alone and a total of £3 million has been raised across Europe to date.
Martin Sawer, Executive Director of HDA commented: “Our member companies’ distribution networks ensure a comprehensive, resilient and efficient supply system is always there for community pharmacies, hospitals and dispensing doctors. The Association is delighted that an HDA distributor is making use of its own intensive national network to enable this vital campaign.”
Matt Addison, Operations Director at Alliance Healthcare, said: “Each of the 16,500 pharmacies that we supply each day will play an important role in raising awareness of the Medicines to Ukraine campaign. Alliance Healthcare is fortunate to have an operation ready to help our pharmacy customers activate this important appeal and play its part to help those impacted by the war in Ukraine.”
Alliance Healthcare has previously supported on several similar leaflets drops in support of pharmacy, campaigns including the NHS “Stay Well This Winter” campaign.