Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center will provide insulin-dependent children with test stripes
Starting from February 1 Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center will be issuing test stripes for insulin-dependent children from Donbas as part of its 'Medications for Children' program. One-use test stripes are the daily need of patients with diabetes to measure the level of glucose in blood.
The applications are accepted via the Humanitarian Center's hotline, but first of all they will be received by 220 children, who have been earlier provided with a three-month insulin supply.
"Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is always flexible in responding to people's needs. We issued insulin when it was highly demanded. According to our interim analysis, children living in the non-government-controlled area of Donbas and internally displaced children are provided with insulin for a certain period of time. We started receiving numerous calls asking for test stripes that are also very important for children with diabetes. Because insulin injection is only possible after getting accurate data about sugar content in blood, and test stripes help to determine it", ‒ Iryna Temerko, the Head of 'Targeted Assistance' direction at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, shares.
As part of 'Medications for Children' program the Center also continues the issuance of anticonvulsants and asthma medications for seriously ill children living in non-government-controlled areas and IDPs on the peaceful territory of Donbas. As of today, 640 packages with medications have been already issued.
'Medications for Children' program was launched in October 2015. The goal is to provide Donbas children having serious chronic diagnoses with special drugs that are suitable for them exclusively.
The Humanitarian Center issues test stripes and medications for children under 18 years old from non-government-controlled areas and IDPs from peaceful territory of Donbas. They can be received only in the pharmacies of Artemivsk, Mariupol and Kramatorsk (Donetsk region).
The applications are accepted via the Humanitarian Center's hotline: 0800 509 001. You can find more details on who can get medications and how – here.