The IT industry is launching #AntiVirus in response to the 2019-nCoV spread

IT industry is launching #AntiVirus in response to the COVID-19 spread

On March 26 an AntiVirus project was launched to prevent the spread of coronavirus 2019-nCoV and to assist Ukrainian medical professionals to fight it. The project had been initiated by the IT Ukraine Association, which unites the efforts of the leading IT companies in Ukraine.

As of today, Ukrainian medical institutions are in big need of help. They need both personal protective equipment for doctors, such as protective suits and goggles, disinfectants and respirators, etc., as well as various types of medical equipment. On the other hand, there is a great desire on behalf of IT companies to help. That’s why the IT Ukraine Association has decided to focus its efforts on assisting physicians by purchasing personal protective equipment and specialized medical equipment for them.

The goal of the AntiVirus project is to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine, to unite IT companies and regional IT clusters to help hospitals that currently need resources to combat its spread. On the first stage, we will focus on purchasing PPE for doctors and oxygen concentrators.

What the AntiVirus project team will do:

  • Consolidate the needs of hospitals in fast supplies with medical equipment and personal protective equipment for medical professionals.
  • Inform IT companies about current needs of hospitals.
  • Work with providers of medical equipment and personal protective equipment for physicians.

How you can help?

  1. If you represent an IT business and would like to join the AntiVirus project, please contact us.
  2. If you know of a hospital that is in urgent need of assistance with medical equipment or personal protective equipment, please contact us.
  3. If you are a provider of medical equipment or personal protective equipment, please contact us too.

Operational communication channel: In the subject of the letter please note: #AntiVirus.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ukraine, the IT industry has become actively involved in helping. SoftServe has allocated 10 million UAH to support medical institutions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Intellias has focused on diagnosing the disease, so it currently purchases 10,000 tests for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19. Also, 10,000 express-tests will be purchased by the IT-company N- iX, which also joined the initiative by creating a special fund to counteract COVID-19. Creation of the Innovecs COVID-19 Fund was announced by the Innovecs company on March 21. By the aid of this Fund, 1,5 million UAH will be allocated to support initiatives directed at combating coronavirus in Ukraine, as well as to ensure safety of company employees and their families. ELEKS will purchase 2,000 protective suits for doctors in Lviv, as well as PCR reagents for the prompt diagnosis of COVID-19 in hospitals within the jurisdiction of Lviv City Council. Miratech has helped to repair 3 artificial respiration units at the intensive care division of Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 12. Also, USD 150,000 have been raised by the charity cybersport marathon hosted by TECHIIA holding founders to fight the coronavirus. The money will be spent on creating a COVID-19 vaccine and fighting the pandemic.

IT Ukraine Association is the largest pool of IT service and product companies in Ukraine, which collectively account for 50% of all export earnings of IT industry in Ukraine and unite 27% of Ukrainian IT professionals. The Association has been operating in the market for over 15 years. Our mission is to ensure favorable conditions for IT industry development in the country and abroad.