Children
 Ukraine
Project #21329

Life-saving treatment for kids in Ukraine

by Charitable Foundation Zaporuka
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Summary

Childhood cancer is not a death sentence. In Ukraine 1000 kids are diagnosed with cancer every year. 7000 kids are hospitalized throughout a year including new patients, patients who continue treatment and who have a recurrence. Their chances for survival depend on the availability of medication and facilities as well as on their emotional condition. The project of Zaporuka will provide these kids with treatment (medicines and equipment) and relief (psychological and entertainment activities).
$70,000.00
total goal
$62,842.00
remaining
127
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

The healthcare in Ukraine was always underfinanced because of economic problems and corruption. Now Ukraine face economic crisis and military intervention that has caused significant budget cuts everywhere including the healthcare sector. Thus, a bad situation turned into worse. In the foreign practice more than 70% of children with this diagnosis recover. In Ukraine the mortality statistics is much higher and some of the reasons for it are absence of medicines, facilities and delayed treatment.

Solution

The goal of Zaporuka is to guarantee children affected by cancer in Ukraine an opportunity to survive providing them with necessary medication and equipment that is not available at the hospitals, to give them relief from stress and anxiety as well as resources to fight the disease providing them with psychological assistance and leisure activities with educators.

Long-Term Impact

The ultimate goal of Zaporuka is to contribute to the approximation of the general level of medical assistance for children in Ukraine to the best world standards and thus to the increase of their long-term survival and their quality of life after the disease.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.zaporuka.org.ua
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Organization Information

Charitable Foundation Zaporuka

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
Website: http:/​/​www.zaporuka.org.ua
Project Leader:
Iana Dashkovska
Kyiv, Ukraine

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