October 4, 2022
David Beckham handed over Instagram account to Ukrainian doctor: Here’s why

Former England football captain and actor David Beckham recently submitted his Instagram account and other social media handles to a Ukrainian doctor, to highlight the “amazing” work that health workers are doing in the country. Beckham handed over her Instagram account with more than 70 million followers to Irina, head of the regional perinatal center in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she is helping and caring for pregnant people and babies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Is.

Beckham spoke about the initiative through a video shared on his Instagram account and urged people to donate to charities supporting Ukraine.

She captioned the post, “Today I am handing over my social channels to Irina, the head of the regional perinatal center in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she is helping mothers to give birth. To learn more about the wonderful work my Story highlights. Irina and health workers like her are doing what it takes to save lives in Ukraine. Please do what you can to support people like @UNICEF and Irina by using the donation link in my bio. “

In the video on her highlights, Irina explained that usually, “in quiet times,” she “heads the regional perinatal center of Kharkiv and a child anesthesiologist.”

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, her responsibilities have expanded, Irina later explained in an Instagram Story post, “I unload cargo, I work on logistics and I provide emotional support. Am.”

Opening up about the early days of the invasion, the doctor said that patients were moved to the basement, although because of immovable life-saving equipment, infants in intensive care had to remain in place despite the risk.

“The first days were the hardest. We had to learn how to deal with bombings and attacks,” she said.

David and his wife Victoria Beckham previously launched an emergency appeal for UNICEF through their 7 Fund. The non-profit organization is offering immediate assistance to children and families affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Fox News reports.

Celebrities including Mila Kunis, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Andrew Garfield, Mark Ruffalo and Ryan Reynolds have expressed their support for Ukraine.

Recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry donated to several charities in Ukraine.

On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, responding to calls for help from the separate republics of Donetsk and Luhansk to counter the aggression of Ukrainian troops. The Russian Defense Ministry said the special operation was targeting only Ukrainian military infrastructure.


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