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Follow the team and experience a day in the life of volunteers of the Canada Ukraine Surgical Aid Program, supported by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. Watch as the multidisciplinary group of surgeons, anesthesiologists, internists, and nurses undertake highly complex procedures and look after the patients’ health with skill and compassion. For each mission, CUSAP surgeons perform dozens of extremely complicated surgeries that can last up to ten hours. Highly skilled internists and nurses monitor the patients’ condition to ensure they heal and thrive after surgeries. The medical professionals are assisted by a group of support staff, who allow everything from transport to tech to run smoothly. Each member of the CUSAP initiative plays an integral role in ensuring the success of the missions.

This fifth humanitarian surgical mission in Poland, was joined by eleven surgeons, five anesthetists, five intensivists, thirteen operating room nurses, seventeen ward nurses, an occupation therapist, and a psychologist. The team works around the clock to deliver quality care to injured Ukrainians. Everything is planned and executed with the utmost care and precision, from scheduling surgeries, ordering medications, and coordinating with Polish and Ukrainian officials.

We are deeply grateful that CUSAP volunteers are able to commit their time and skills to this program. It is only because of their dedication and passion that this humanitarian assistance program can exist. They are indeed providing transformative care to so many.

Hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors have been involved in the CUSAP initiative, impacting the lives of Ukrainian victims of war. We invite you to make your mark of hope by donating today to support CUSAP. Together, we can make a real difference and bring hope and healing through life-changing surgeries!

Canada Ukraine Surgical Aid Program – CUSAP is a humanitarian surgical aid initiative that provides life-changing care to patients affected by the war in Ukraine. To learn more and support, follow the link.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) – founded in 1995, CUF has a strong track record of providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the areas of healthcare, education and civil society. CUF collaborates with aid providers in Ukraine, Canada, and beyond to maximize impact and cost-effectiveness of your support. For more information, please follow the link.