Volnoe Delo Foundation and MSU launch a website offering professional advice to doctors
2 April 2020
Volnoe Delo Foundation and the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at Lomonosov Moscow State University launched a website with resources on the treatment of respiratory diseases and ventilator use. The project will help practitioners learn best practices in the treatment of viral pneumonia and receive individual advice from Russia’s leading specialists.The online project includes a series of video lectures in which Sergey Tsarenko, one of Russia’s most highly qualified intensivists, gives recommendations on how to care for respiratory patients and how to use a ventilator. He talks about the principles of respiratory support, examines the strategies of treating pneumonia with antibiotics and shares tips on how to organise a hospital's workflow to protect staff from infection.
The interactive platform also allows practitioners to receive recommendations on how to treat pneumonia, as well as consultations on CT scans and advice on how to use a ventilator. Consultations are conducted under the guidance of Sergey Tsarenko and led by highly qualified specialists and researchers from the faculty of fundamental medicine at Lomonsov Moscow State University.
You can find out more about the project and receive online advice from leading experts on the website https://proivl.ru/. The series of video lectures is available on the Volnoe Delo Foundation's YouTube channel.
Earlier, the Volnoe Delo Foundation launched a series of videos "What you need to know about COVID-19", where doctors, virologists, biotechnicians and other specialists talk about the causes of the new coronavirus, the forecast of its spread and guidance on how to prevent infection.
An outbreak of a new coronavirus infection was first reported in China in December 2019 and has since spread to 160 countries. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognised the outbreak as a pandemic. The Volnoe Delo Foundation and Lomonosov Moscow State University urges everyone to take precautionary measures and trust only credible sources of information.
About Volnoe Delo Foundation
Volnoe Delo, a foundation supporting social innovation, was created by the industrialist Oleg Deripaska. Today, it is one of the largest non-profit organisations in Russia involved in charity, patronage and volunteer projects. The foundation targets socially significant concerns, supports education and sciences, and helps preserve the country’s cultural and historical heritage. With the support of the Foundation, over 500 projects in 50 different regions of Russia were implemented; the projects’ beneficiaries include around 90,000 pupils, 4,000 teachers, 8,000 students from universities and vocational schools, 4,000 scientists, and over 1,200 educational, scientific, cultural, healthcare and sports institutions.
About Lomonosov Moscow State University
Lomonosov Moscow State University is historically the first university in Russia, as well as the first in terms of significance for Russian education, science and culture. In addition, Moscow University is recognised as a leader among Russian universities and international educational organisations. MGU has 43 faculties, where more than 50 thousand students study.
MGU operates advanced research centres, in the following fields: computer, laser, biotechnological, oil and gas, agricultural; as well as its Science Park, a medical research and education centre and satellites, observatories, museums and research stations throughout Russia and abroad. 11 alumni of Moscow State University are included in the list of Nobel laureates.