Paediatric resources for Ukrainian support

The Paediatric Branch of EUSEM and European Academy of Paediatrics (EAPS) initiated an open access repository that is meant to provide clinicians with shared resources to facilitate provision of optimal care to Ukrainian refugee children in many settings (i.e. in the field, in the in-hospital or out-of hospital setting). Resources can be surfed by topic or by issuing source, also a refugee data collection tool and the Ukrainian vaccination schedule can be found here.

The repository will be updated on a regular basis.

If you wish to contribute to sharing resources, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The material will undergo assessment by our working group in order to be uploaded in this repository.


How to reach WHO Academy

EUSEM has taken the lead in co-ordinating support for Ukraine between different NGOs. We want to be as efficient as possible by collaborating in the best way to optimize our help, thereby reaching out effectively to the people on the ground. We are in close contact with our national society member, the All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine (ARCEM). Their needs are not only equipment, but also training material. EUSEM, WHO Academy and other NGOs have joined together to create and disseminate ​educational videos in a one-minute format for Ukrainian healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals operating in neighboring countries that are not trained in emergency medicine. 

Please find the link to the WHO Academy to look at the materials:



Interview with Dr Khoury, President of EUSEM

How to prepare for the influx of victims? How to apply a tourniquet? How do you blow out a pneumothorax? Not all Ukrainian health professionals are trained in emergency medicine. EUSEM is preparing pedagogical video clips at high speed, in conjunction with the WHO Academy. These capsules are a summary of the training offered by this new WHO "training centre", based in Lyon.

Abdo Khoury is an emergency doctor at the University Hospital of Besançon. Since 2020, he has been president of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). EUSEM federates 36 national emergency medicine societies, including the Ukrainian society, ARCEM (All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine).

Dr Khoury, do you have any news from Ukraine?
Yes, we are following the situation very closely. We had three meetings this week with our ARCEM colleagues based in Kiev. Already on 25 February, EUSEM publicly expressed its support for Ukrainian emergency workers and then condemned the targeting of health professionals.


WHO Academy webinar on Mass Casualty Management

The World Health Organization Academy and EUSEM organised a 90-minute webinar to convey critical information and learning on Mass Casualty Management (MCM) practice and guidance for key emergency health personnel including doctors, nurses, and other emergency unit workers and first responders who are working in Ukraine and nearby environs.  

 The session was held in English with simultaneous interpretation into UkrainianPolish, and Russian.    

Experts provided an overview of mass casualty management, including the roles of the Incident Command Team (ICT) members, zone management within and outside the emergency unit, triage outside the unit, supplies, personal protective equipment and decontamination, and security and crowd control.  Ample time will be reserved for answering questions from participants.  


EUSEM joins the WHO academy initiative to develop training videos for Ukrainian doctors

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining this important meeting in support of #ukraine and our Ukrainian friends

This tragedy we are living in #ukraine and Europe today is beyond anything we would have imagined. This tragedy is leaving millions on the roads far away from their homes. People are being killed, children are being murdered or are becoming orphans.
This is not acceptable!

We at EUSEM firmly condemn all military actions and especially the killing of civilians; I would like to reiterate EUSEM full support to #ukraine and Ukrainian people on behalf the EuSEM family and the Emergency Medicine community all over Europe.