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Injured Donbas children: four more kids will undergo rehabilitation in September


According to UNICEF, 580,000 children were affected by Donbas conflict over two years, 186 of them were injured. For those children, who need long-term treatment and recovery after the injuries, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center launched a rehabilitation program. 47 children have already participated in it. Four more kids will undergo health-improvement course in September.

Nine-year-old Dasha from Bakhmut (Artemivsk) is currently undergoing rehabilitation in "Sloviansk resort". The girl was injured on February 13, 2015. She was coming back home from school with her friend, when the shelling started in their district. As a result, Dasha got shrapnel wounds to her arms and back, and her friend was killed. The girl was hospitalized and operated immediately, but one fragment remained in her back. Doctors are hesitant about taking it out.

The health centre provided Dasha with individually developed rehabilitation program, aimed at general health improvement and limb working-out. The course is also aimed at improvement of child's psychological state.

"This week four more girls, who got gunshot wounds during Donbas hostilities, will arrive in Berdiansk health resort for rehabilitation. We form a schedule for each child individually. And select the recreation centre depending on injury types and doctors' recommendations. Rehabilitation helps children to get back to the full life", ‒ Iryna Temerko, the Head of "Targeted Assistance" direction at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, says.

The Center provides assistance with rehabilitation in the following directions:

  • treatment of neurological diseases;
  • recovery of musculoskeletal system;
  • rehabilitative treatment of internal organs;
  • correction of state after operative long-term treatment;
  • arthroplasty;
  • limb and eye prostheses;
  • adaptive rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation course for a child lasts 21 days and takes place in one of rehabilitation centres of Zaporizhia, Berdiansk, Sloviansk or Odesa. To sign up for the treatment course as part of "Rehabilitation of Injured Children" program, please call the Humanitarian Center's hotline: 0800 509 001.