The EFP has launched a donation campaign to help the Ukrainian people by delivering urgent health care to people in Ukraine and to refugees from the war who have fled to neighbouring countries.
The campaign, which was launched at the EFP’s general assembly in Vienna on 26 March, has been organised in collaboration with the WHO Foundation, an independent Swiss foundation affiliated to the World Health Organization.
The WHO Foundation works to bring resources from the private sector to support the WHO’s mission to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable by bringing together donors, health professionals, and the WHO network.
The EFP has set a goal of €30,000 to be raised in this campaign which will be targeted at the members of the 37 EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology and disseminated via the EFP’s social-media channels.
“For the EFP, a European academic organisation within health and medicine, it was a reasonable reaction to support fellow Europeans in need,” said Andreas Stavropoulos, the new EFP president. “Our donation campaign is a humanitarian action, and we would do the same if a similar situation were happening elsewhere in Europe.”
He added that the federation believed that such a campaign needed to be organised and executed in collaboration with an experienced partner such as the WHO Foundation, “which is strongly connected to the WHO, the most renowned, global health, and humanitarian organisation.”