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Children’s rights

In Ukraine, the rights of young patients are often unprotected, but this problem can be solved. Here is something that has already been done together with other non-governmental organizations, government agencies, volunteers, and lawyers.

We have achieved the following:

the Ministry of Health has signed an Order on the right of visitors to free access to ICU;

the Law “On SMS-Charity in Ukraine” was adopted (we were in the working group);

together with the Ministry of Health, we expanded the range of medicines for children with cancer, procured for public funds, etc.

Under development:

improving the registration and accounting system for childhood cancer in Ukraine;

revision of hospital beds and their occupancy, availability of medical equipment to optimize the functioning of hospitals and the development of patients’ routes (also called the “certification of pediatric oncology service”);

development of the transplantation system and launch of the bone marrow transplantations from an unrelated donor in Ukraine, etc.

We would like to express our gratitude to our trusted legal partner, which, since 2013, has been accompanying Tabletochki Foundation ‒ Asters Company.

We have the support of the international community in the fight against childhood cancer. The Foundation is a member of several reputable associations and collaborates with the world’s best children’s hospitals:

Union for International Cancer Control – a union of ministries of health, research institutes, patient organizations and other partners in 170 countries to strengthen efforts to tackle cancer in the world .

Childhood Cancer International is the world’s largest organization bringing together community organizations and patient communities in 88 countries to combat childhood cancer.

The Eurasian Alliance of Pediatric Oncologists is a regional initiative of the World Health Organization and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The initiative’s goal is to improve the survival and quality of life of children with cancer. Our fund is part of several EurADO working groups.

The St. Jude Research Hospital (Memphis, USA) is the world’s most well-known hospital for cancer patients, implementing innovative cancer treatments and achieving 90% child survival rates. Our foundation works closely with St. Jude Hospital and its ALSAC Charitable Foundation within the Global Alliance, a St. Jude Initiative to fight childhood cancer.

SikKids Children’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is Canada’s largest pediatric hospital treating children with serious illnesses, including cancer. Together with SikKids doctors, we organize training and consultations for Ukrainian oncologists and neurosurgeons, as well as cooperate with the SikKids Foundation charitable foundation.

 

Other directions

Support to children

Tabletochki supports a child at every phase of the cancer treatment. Examination, diagnostics, search and purchase of medicines, treatment in Ukraine and abroad, psychological support and organization of parties for children ‒ all this is done by the Foundation team and the volunteers.

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Support to hospitals

The Foundation systematically supports Ukrainian children's hospitals: purchases equipment, renovates premises, and improves working conditions for medical staff. We have 17 children cancer departments in hospitals under our care, and children from all over Ukraine receive targeted support from the Foundation.

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Training for doctors

The Foundation contributes to the professional development of Ukrainian doctors: it provides access to international and local internships and training both abroad and in Ukraine, translates protocols of treatment into Ukrainian, and pays for subscriptions to international medical journals.

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