HealthProm

Better palliative care for children in Belarus

Every ill child deserves the highest quality palliative care. In Belarus, HealthProm works with the only national provider of such care, the Belarusian Children’s Hospice. This project supports the expansion of their medical and social services for children (including orphans) and their families.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100459)

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Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£7,100

Donations

34

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • At the age of 3, my son Vanya required expensive breathing ventilation equipment to be able to continue living at home. A nurse from the Belarusian Children's Hospice visited us at home and examined Vanya. The hospice was able to provide all of the equipment at no charge, which was like a miracle.

    — Ms Anastasia Borbut, mother and now Regional Social Worker for the Belarusian Children's Hospice.

  • At the age of 3, my son Vanya required expensive breathing ventilation equipment to be able to continue living at home. A nurse from the Belarusian Children's Hospice visited us at home and examined Vanya. The hospice was able to provide all of the equipment at no charge, which was like a miracle.

    — Ms Anastasia Borbut, mother and now Regional Social Worker for the Belarusian Children's Hospice.

Situation

An estimated 3,000 children per year require palliative care for severe disabilities and terminal conditions in Belarus. The combined efforts of the independent Belarusian Children’s Hospice and limited Government services are not enough to ensure the provision of quality care for all children in need, particularly those most vulnerable living in orphanages. The need for such services is rising nationally, in part due to the long-term health consequences attributed to the Chernobyl accident.

Solution

Our project will develop the Belarusian Children’s Hospice’s capacity to: 1. Expand the reach of their services, particularly social support services, to children and families living beyond the capital city Minsk, 2. Improve outreach to and support of severely disabled and terminally ill children living in orphanages, and 3. Further develop their role as a key player working with the Government to improve nationwide provision of palliative and hospice care in Belarus.