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The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation will give 200 ambulances to Ukrainian hospitals


The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation launches a nationwide project, Natalia Yemchenko, member of the Foundation’s Supervisory Board said.

“In June 2019, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation launches an unprecedented project. Under this project, 200 ambulances will be given to regional children’s hospitals, emergency aid stations and outpatient facilities of rural communities in all regions of Ukraine. The ambulances have advanced medical equipment, and some of them are intended for remote areas and hard-to-access locations,” Natalia Yemchenko said.

According to a sociological survey by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, health and medicine are the matters of priority importance for almost 60% of Ukrainian population. Natalia Yemchenko emphasized that providing various forms of medical assistance and promoting development of Ukraine’s healthcare sector have always been important areas of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s activity. A number of projects that helped hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians preserve their health have been implemented since 2007.

In particular, the Foundation provided help to more than 120,000 people under Cancer is Curable and Stop Tuberculosis programs. Thanks to these efforts, Ukrainians received a chance to undergo medical examinations and treatment according to international medical standards.

Beginning from 2014, the Foundation’s efforts have been focused on helping civilians in the east of Ukraine. Its experience in saving people in crisis conditions is still unmatched anywhere. Thanks to the Foundation, almost 1000 residents of the Donbas region receive medicines and assistance with diagnostics and surgeries every year.

The Foundation is also the only organization in Ukraine providing systemic and comprehensive support, year after year, to children of the Donbas under a number of projects, such as Healthy Heart, Rehabilitation of Wounded Children, Medicines for Children, I Can Hear Now.

“Another landmark project will be implemented in Ukraine in 2019. Our Foundation will give 200 ambulances to Ukrainian hospitals, thus making emergency medical services accessible for millions of Ukrainians at the right time and in the right place,” Natalia Yemchenko said.

The project of delivering ambulances to healthcare institutions is being implemented on the personal decision of the Foundation’s founder Rinat Akhmetov, and it is fully financed with his own funds.

The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation abides by the principles of openness and transparency, and always informs the public about its activities on the Foundation’s website and its pages in social networks.