We are deploying educational and training complexes for tactical medicine that will save the lives of Ukrainian defenders. The project is run in cooperation with Ciklum, a global IT service provider.

Our goal   20 800 000 ₴

Our progress

6 860 000 uah

Our goal   20 800 000 ₴

Project goals

Deploy 8 mobile educational and training complexes for tactical medicine at training grounds in the north, south, east, and west of Ukraine.

Fully provide classrooms with educational and specialized training equipment as well as training consumables.

Train instructors according to the approved standard. This will ensure every member of the Defense Forces is able to provide first aid at the TCCC ASM level.

Facts & figures

≈ 115 instructors
were trained to teach the TCCC ASM course

≈ 240 thousand military personnel will be trained by ten training centers per year

≈ 120 000
servicemen from 35 brigades and regiments have been trained in tactical medicine in project-equipped classrooms by February 2024

The Foundation has deployed 27 training classes and supplied 10 tactical medicine training centers with necessary training equipment

We initially planned to supply 8 training centers, but thanks to efficient distribution of funds and our partners’ additional contribution of free training materials, we managed to do more and cover 10 centers in total

21 056 656,15 uah
— the cost of tents and all the necessary equipment provided to launch 27 training classes at ten training grounds of the Ukrainian Defense Forces. Of these, UAH 516,800 is the value of property provided by the Fund's partners (in particular, 1,152 tourniquets, 78 bandages). UAH 281,584 of funds will be used to replenish worn-out property

5 classrooms
out of 27 are used to train combat medics. More than 2500 military personnel have completed the training as of February 2024

≈3600 combat medics
a year will be trained in classrooms equipped by the Foundation



What exactly did the Foundation provide to the Defense Forces? Eight military training centers received: 27 classrooms - tents with power and heating systems and equipment (projectors, screens, chairs, etc.) simulation equipment, including training mannequins; training consumables: tourniquets, bandages, tires, etc; Two more centers were provided with simulation equipment and consumables. Instructors of 15 military units - training centers and combat brigades - received training kits (basic sets of training tourniquets, bandages, bleeding simulators, etc. for conducting TCCC ASM training to maintain the practical skills of soldiers in providing first aid).
How does the Foundation develop the project after it is deployed? Come Back Alive specialists provide ongoing support to the training centers and monitor their immediate needs. We plan to scale up the "Holding You!" project to the entire Security and Defense Forces of Ukraine. It will be divided into two areas: assistance to training centers and, separately, provision of training platoons of brigades with instructor kits for continuous training of combat units. We will also increase the capacity of the training centers to deploy professional training for combat medics.
What makes tactical medicine so significant? Tactical medicine saves lives. Not in a symbolic sense, but literally. Survival on a battlefield for wounded soldiers and their comrades-in-arms depends on the knowledge of tactical medicine. Unofficial statistics indicate that in 95% of cases where servicemen's lives were eventually saved, servicemen had only 1 to 10 minutes to receive first aid. However, this was only possible if there were comrades-in-arms trained to provide high-quality and prompt aid next to the wounded ones. Knowledge of tactical medicine can also be applied to save the lives of civilians who are injured during hostilities.
Why train instructors when you can teach tactical medicine directly to soldiers? After the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, the number of servicemen in the Defense Forces of Ukraine increased manifold. Usually a mobilized soldier has no knowledge of tactical medicine. Therefore, teaching tactical medicine to them is not just a knowledge update or training, it is a comprehensive training process with material honing through multiple practical exercises. To train enough soldiers, the army lacks qualified instructors. The "Holding you” project will train such specialists and servicemen in a centralized manner and in compliance with established international protocols.
We planned to train 96 instructors at the training centers. Why did it turn out to be more? During the project, some of the instructors were promoted to the level of instructor for combat medics or other positions. Thereforeрррн, in total, we have trained 115 specialists in basic tactical care for all military personnel according to the ASM TCCC standard.
How will Come Back Alive monitor the quality of soldiers' training? The Ukrainian Military Medical Academy together with the instructors of the Foundation will control the quality of training at the newly created educational and training centers.