MIAMI,FL: Following multiple armed conflicts and resultant humanitarian crisis in 2023, On/Go for Good, a charitable foundation founded by Intrivo, a US leader in healthcare technology that delivers the On/Go digital health platform (including the antigen at-home COVID-19 test which served over a hundred million in North America during the pandemic,) executed a significant number of charitable initiatives across Israel and Ukraine in 2023.
On/Go for Good was recognized as a 2023 Fierce 50 Honoree for Social Impact by the leading online healthcare industry publication Fierce Healthcare. Fierce 50 recognizes companies that confront pressing health challenges, fostering awareness and education while implementing interventions that have a profound impact on the fabric of health and well-being
On/Go for Good has supported the heavily-damaged healthcare infrastructure in war-torn Ukraine. The foundation first garnered attention in May 2022, when it donated a million dollars’ worth of medical supplies, computers, med tech software to five hospitals in the city of Lviv. Ron Gutman, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Intrivo and On/Go for Good, personally visited Ukraine with the donation convoy. Donations included COVID-19 antigen testing kits and Intrivo’s population management software to hospitals.
Following the 2022 visit to Ukraine, Ron Gutman and the On/Go forGood foundation have continued to work closely with health officials in Ukraine. In partnership with the Lviv IT Cluster, Ukraine’s largest community of IT companies, On/Go for Good made the single largest donation toward the opening of The Mental Health Center For Children in Ukraine in Lviv in December 2023. Developed in conjunction with UNBROKEN Kids Project, the new children’s mental health center is adjoined to St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv. The center (of which a video can be viewed here) will comprise 420 square meters of dedicated space for psychological treatment, counseling, and rehabilitation support for children needing immediate and life-changing intervention in their moments of vulnerability.
In recent months, On/Go for Good has also focused heavily on coordinating donations across Israel to support trauma and terrorism victims, following the ongoing armed conflict in the country.
Similar to Ukraine, Ron Gutman visited Israel days after the October 7th Hamas attacks. Ron visited trauma sites such as The Nova Festival (near kibbutz Re’im in southern Israel) and met with the survivors of kibbutz Nir Oz, one of the hardest hit locations of October 7th. Listening to the needs of victims and affected families, Ron and On/Go for Good donated funds and medical supplies to local organizations such as Brothers and Sisters in Arms and Natal, Israel’s trauma and resiliency non-profit organization.
Additional On/Go for Good efforts in Israel included the creation of the ‘Giving Hope Debit Card’ initiative. Preloaded with funds, the Giving Hope Cards provided a lifeline directly to hundreds of families of victims and hostages in need of vital resources and a variety of necessities all across Israel. On/Go for Good produced a short documentary highlighting reactions from the first recipients of debit cards, which can be viewed here.
A conversation with Ron Gutman, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of On/Go for Good
In a conversation discussing the help they’ve provided, Ron Gutman, Co-Founder and CEO of the On/Go for Good foundation, and Stanford University Adjunct Professor said that humanity cannot afford letting fear win over hope. Gutman added that In times of war and strife, On/Go for Good has provided hope with their support, coordination, valuable connections, and financial aid. He also added that the foundation has been hard at work everywhere it was most needed around the world, giving people the means to push forward and the psychological safety of knowing there are people elsewhere who care, and that there’s a positive future ahead.
Gutman explained that for both the On/Go for Good not-for-profit foundation, and Intrivo, that’s a successful company, the most urgent healthcare needs, regardless of where they are in the world, are identified by dedicated team members, carefully listened to, and most importantly acted upon – at speed. The On/Go forֿֿ Good and Intrivo teams have become adept and proficient at rapid on-the-ground response and have seen great results of their efforts. When asked what are the ingredients that make that success possible, Gutman responded that using advanced technology, positive human spirit, and can-do attitude are a great recipe to deliver rapid and impactful charitable solutions.
“We hope to inspire others in the healthcare industry to do the same,” said Gutman. The US healthcare industry and leading entrepreneurs can help impact hundreds of millions of lives where help is needed most. This should be part of the core mission of any health technology company and healthcare entrepreneur. They can accomplish this by providing medical supplies, IT, advanced technologies for good, or financial aid to help solve large-scale disruption, trauma and fear. Together we can break the vicious cycle of fear and replace it with a virtuous cycle of hope for good.”