A NATO medical mission from Warsaw’s Military Institute of Medicine departed for Chicago on Thursday in order to help with the fight against COVID-19, and to exchange lessons learned and best practices.
NATO say that the nine-member team will visit various hospitals in Chicago over the course of their week-long mission, and are due to share their knowledge through seminars and webinars with medical institutions including John H. Stroger Hospital, Cermak Health – Cook County, and the Rush University Medical Center.
The Polish doctors will also work alongside their US counterparts to treat patients at the McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest field hospital in the city.
A team from the Military Institute of Medicine departs Warsaw Airport for Chicago on 23 April 2020. (Photo credit: Polish Ministry of Defence)
A team from the Military Institute of Medicine departs Warsaw Airport for Chicago on 23 April 2020. (Photo credit: Polish Ministry of Defence)

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu welcomed the mission, saying:

“NATO Allies stand in solidarity in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, our nations have been helping each other to save lives, including by sharing medical expertise. The Polish medical mission to Chicago shows once again that in facing global challenges, we are stronger together.”

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