mihail_pautov.jpgProject Name: Frontline COVID-19 Fund

Community Partner: Caravana cu Medici

Date: April 10, 2020

Financing: COMPLETED

Project Status: COMPLETED

RUF Funds Sources: Facebook Fundraising

Total Project Budget: $32,500 (incl. non-RUF sources)

RUF Financing: $8,902.08

RUF raised $8,902.08 out of $32,500 goal. Thank you for your support.


Protecting frontline workers is one of the primary ways in which we can prevent the spread of coronavirus. Through the NGO Caravana cu Medici, the organizers of this fundraiser managed to put together and send a variety of boxes containing medical protective and preventive equipment. In a couple of days, they sent 10 of those packages, each totaling RON 10,000 (approx. $2,500) to institutions around the country.

The contributions of Dr. Mihail Pautov were substantial, as he managed not only to coordinate and mobilize the team but also to use his image as a driving force.

Project Partners:

Dr. Mihail Pautov
ARCHBPTH – Asociatia Romana de Chirurgie HepatoBilioPancreatica si Transplant Hepatica
SSCR – Societatea Studenţească de Chirurgie din România
ASIM – Asociatia Studentilor pentru Inovatie in Medicina
Caravana cu Medici
Daniela Zanfira – graphics and logistics
Marius Banu – IT support
Alina Marinescu – illustrator
Ioana Ticu – accounting and logistics
Andreea Idu – volunteer
Denis Stoica – SSCR

Caravana Cu Medici


HEALTHCARE: The "Caravana cu Medici" Association was founded in 2014 by 5 resident doctors who noted the lack of basic medical services in the rural area, the total lack of medical education, and the totally non-preventive mentality of the Romanians.