Polish specialists to help train Ukrainians in combat trauma therapy

The director of WIM's Psychiatry, Combat Stress and Psychotraumatology Clinic, Col. Radosław Tworus, told PAP that the project incorporates the results of the treatment at WIM of Polish veterans of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jakub Kamiński/PAP

Specialists from Warsaw's Military Medical Institute (WIM) will assist Ukrainian personnel in the development of a care system for soldiers with combat trauma, in an initiative funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The director of WIM's Psychiatry, Combat Stress and Psychotraumatology Clinic, Col. Radosław Tworus, told PAP that the project incorporates the results of the treatment at WIM of Polish veterans of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as earlier expertise gained at a training hospital for Ukrainian psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists.

The project is planned for 2019-2020 and has an estimated budget of PLN 620,000 (EUR 144,000).