How To Help Health Workers Fighting Against COVID-19 In Belarus

Hospital personnel across Belarus have been sharing on social media about the critical shortage of personal protective equipment. They need medical masks, gloves, gowns and face shields, to safeguard themselves against COVID-19.

In Belarus, ordinary people can do their part and provide much-needed support and help to doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers. A fundraising molamola.by platform have several anti-COVID-19 campaigns. One of them is urgent funds raising to help medical staff.

Bank details for non-residents and Belarusians abroad:

Account in euro
IBAN: PL33105010251000009707249372
Account in PLN
Bank details of the British Bank
Account 05841720 Bank Code 04-00-75
Transfers via BLIK and Revolut (to phone number)
PayPal: schengenka@gmail.com

Ulej.by is crowdfunding for two oxygen concentrators (a ventilator analogue) and protective equipment for medical staff of the Kopyl central district hospital.

‘Breathe Easy, Kopyl’ allows to accept funds from non-residents of Belarus. Payments are accepted only via Visa or Mastercard.  All transferred funds from non-residents are regulated by decree No. 5 of the decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

“While large companies are providing assistance to Minsk hospitals, we are trying to help regions where the situation is much worse,” Ulej’s team explains.

Over BYN 8,270 (~$3,243/€2,985) have been collected in two days. The campaign has a few more days to raise funds that will be spent on antiseptics and personal protective equipment for doctors.

COVID-19 IMENA is looking for suppliers and manufacturers of personal protective equipment, sponsors and accept requests from doctors. Only hospitals themselves can accept funds + it is necessary to check with the hospitals whether they can accept funds from abroad.

The platform have a memo for hospitals, volunteers and companies how to help and accept help while staying within a legal framework. One can contact them for details via imenamag.by or covid19@imenamag.by.

Together with the IMENA platform, Red Cross in Belarus raises funds for protective equipment for 15,000 social workers, nurses, and volunteers who help the elderly at home during the epidemic.

Total fundraising amount is BYN 469,791 (~$184,227/€169,479). This includes the estimated expenses and the web-pay payment system fee (~BYN 22,371/$8,772/€8,070 ). Funds are raised from 23 March to 23 July 2020.

The Healthcare Minsitry of Belarus also has a special charity account. Raised funds will be used to purchase equipment for laboratory diagnostics of COVID-19, diagnostic kits, protective means, medications.

Current account in Belarusian rubles: BY29AKBB36429000000800000000 At JSC “ASB Belarusbank” BIC: AKBBBY2X PIN: 190263723

Current account in Euro: BY93AKBB36429000003150000000 At JSC “Belarusbank” BIC: AKBBBY2X PIN: 190263723