Kiev, Ukraine | Euro-Asia Division (ESD)
On May 5-7, 2020 the Angelia Clinic in Kiev, Ukraine lead by Dr. Yury Bondarenko in collaboration with the Euro-Asia Division hosted an online conference for health professionals. The theme was “Mental Health of Nedical Workers and Their Patients During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The conference was well attended each evening by physicians, psychologists, nurses and students from the Division and beyond. Presenters from Europe, Africa and USA (15 in total) shared their perspectives and counsel on how healthcare workers can and need to prioritize and care for their own mental health. In service for others, and especially in times like these when many health professionals are under extreme pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, intentionality in caring for oneself and one’s family is paramount if the life of service is going to be sustainable, short-term and long-term. Attendees and the presenters were blessed and left encouraged to share wholeness and serve all amidst the pandemic.