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Medicines for Children: how to receive help


Medicines for Children is one of the projects implemented under the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s Targeted Help program, thanks to which, over 6000 children have received help for medical treatment. This week, seven-year-old Artem Polishchuk received anti-asthmatic drugs.

‘Our son was born prematurely, diagnosed with lung hernia. Artem has already undergone four diaphragm, lung and heart surgeries. In addition, because of the protruding lung, he had to be given artificial ventilation. We were told that Artem won’t survive, but we decided to fight’, Svitlana, the boy’s mom recalls.

Due to bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the boy was given the status of “person with childhood disability”. Despite health problems, Artem is getting ready for school, attending preparatory courses. It would have been impossible without regularly taking medications.

‘We are grateful to Rinat Leonidovych. I don’t even know what we would do without his help… The financial situation in our family did not allow us to buy the medicines Artem needed’, the boy’s parents thanked Mr. Akhmetov.

How to get help under Medicines for Children project?

This help is provided to children under 14 years of age living in the government-uncontrolled territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and to internally displaced children living in government-controlled territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. The bulk of this help consists of anti-asthmatic and anti-seizure drugs.

To receive help:

Call the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation hotline at 0800-509-001 and leave a request.

After a Foundation’s representative calls you back, find out what documents you would need to provide and at which drugstore you can pick up the medications.

Pick up the medications at a drugstore, showing the required document package.

Packages with a three-month supply of medicines are available at drugstores in Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut.