четверг, 5 апреля 2012 г.

Ukrainian rural priest Mykhailo Zhar took care of 15 more orphans

Pastor of Svyato-Voznesesky Banchensky monastery near Chernivtsi, father Mykhaylo Zhar took in his family 15 orphans and children deprived of parental care from Luhansk region, as the
press service of Luhansk Regional State Administration reported.
Father Mykhaylo is raising up mainly disabled children in his family, the report says.
Currently about 300 orphans and children deprived of parental care are brought up in father Mykhaylo's family. Among the "graduates" of the family there are more than 100 disabled children, 49 HIV-infected and suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Mykhaylo Zhar became a monk in 1997 and became the rector of Svyato-Voznesesky Banchensky monastery for men. He was awarded the Order "For Merit", 3rd rate, and the title of the Hero of Ukraine.

среда, 4 апреля 2012 г.

First child born in "New Life" Neonatal Centre in Kirovohrad

The first child was born on March 6th, in the "New Life" Neonatal Centre in Kirovohrad. A baby-girl named Alina was born on March, 1. She was delivered through C-section surgery, weighing 2470g. The child came into the world before expected due date, on 34th week of pregnancy.
Currently, the little girl is nursed in the intensive care unit “Cradles of Hope”, fully equipped by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation within the framework of the government project “New Life”. The newborn undergoes infusion therapy and receives ventilatory support through the Infant Flow nCPAP generator, while her vital body functions are being constantly monitored.
Olena Kryvorozhenko, head of perinatal centre in of Kirovohrad: "With this equipment we were able to immediately respond to the needs of the child born with moderate health condition. New equipment makes it easier to stop the flow of oxygen and allows us to apply the latest technology in nursing premature babies."
In 2011 the Victor Pinchuk Foundation became a partner in the national project “New Life” initiated by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and made a commitment to supply intensive care units for newborns with modern medical equipment, allocating for this purpose UAH 100 million. The overall cost of the medical and computer equipment handed over to Kirovohrad centre totals UAH 4 223 671.00.
Since “Cradles of Hope” program launch, 151 855 infants have been born in partner hospitals. 26 566 of them were patients of intensive care and resuscitation units. According to doctors, 12 452 babies were saved due to, among other things, the equipment installed within the "Cradles of Hope" project.
The overall costs the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has invested into the program "Cradles of Hope” since its launch in 2006 totals 52 023 032.00 UAH.

среда, 1 февраля 2012 г.

Drug companies join forces to combat deadliest tropical diseases

Bill Gates gets pharmaceutical giants to promise drug giveaways and unprecedented pledge to share research on new antidotes

The heads of 13 of the world's biggest drug companies, brought together by Bill Gates, have agreed to donate more medicines and, in a rare spirit of co-operation, to work together to find new ones in an attempt to end many neglected tropical diseases that kill and maim some of the poorest people on the planet.

среда, 21 декабря 2011 г.

Rinat Akhmetov: The problem of orphanage is counting its last days

On 19 December, FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov along with the composer Igor Krutoy visited orphans from the Dnipropetrovsk region. During the visit, Rinat Leonidovich answered the questions from children and journalists.


- Rinat Leonidovich, what was the most difficult choice that you had to make in your life and what factors helped you make the right decision?

UK 'Fifth most charitable country on planet' - while world becomes more charitable place

The UK is officially the fifth most charitable nation in the world - up from eighth last year - according to a new survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The survey, called the World Giving Index 2011, shows that the USA is the most charitable country, while Ireland is second and Australia third.

вторник, 20 декабря 2011 г.

Elton John and Elena Pinchuk announced their second joint project in Ukraine

On November 9, 2011 in Kiev the founders of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation (EPAAF) presented to journalists their second joint charitable project. Its goal is to help girls and young women who are spend most of their lives on the street and so are highly vulnerable to HIV, to gain access to HIV testing and to receive vital social, medical and legal assistance.

вторник, 11 октября 2011 г.

Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine to send $ 2 million to fight against tuberculosis in the Crimea

On the 6th October, 2011 a memorandum of mutual understanding and cooperation between the Verkhovna Rada of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Council of Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine was signed. Memorandum was signed within the Foundation' program "Stop TB in Ukraine», which is implemented under support of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malary.

By signing this Memorandum, the Foundation agrees to provide $ 2 million to address the tuberculosis epidemic.

The money intended to fund the tuberculosis control, belongs to the international community - the Global Fund. Ukraine received these funds 4 failures. Considering our vast experience in tuberculosis control, the money was entrusted to Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.  If we work well, it will show that Ukraine can work well and it can be trusted with that amount of money", - noted the Director of the Charitable Foundation for Development of Ukraine Anatoliy Zabolotny. 

Crimean officials have already decided where to allocate funds received from the Foundation.  
These funds will be spent for equipment of TB diagnostics laboratories, anti-TB drugs will be purchased, TB doctors will be trained and information campaign among the population will be carried out. It seems to me, state resources are not enough to fight TB. It is necessary to bring together government, private and public sectors. And now we did the first step in this direction by signing the memorandum  - said the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of AR Crimea Konstantin Bakharev