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Children's sanatorium modernization

The reconstruction of the Zaporizhzhya TB sanatorium is nearly completed, but many urgent needs remain, mostly for modern medical equipment.
Author: Natalya Moroz, translated by Denver Braughler, deti.zp.ua Published: June 11, 2019, 21:30 1210

An agreement in May 2018 on cooperation between the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration in the joint project "Development of social infrastructure in connection with the increase of the number of internally displaced persons" made possible this renovation of the Zaporizhzhya Children's TB sanatorium.

For more than 20 years, the sanatorium was in a former children's institution. Charitable foundation Happy Child assisted with sanatorium, but the building itself needed major repairs. Now renovations are in the final steps of interior finishing, insulating the facade, and installing ventilation systems and kitchen equipment. In April 2019, requests for bids were written for additional work not included in the GIZ project. We hope that a contract will be awarded soon to finish the sanatorium.

In order for this institution to operate and provide medical aid to children afflicted by tuberculosis, it needs modern equipment. We need to purchase new laundry machines, medical and technological equipment, and durable goods suitable for long-term use. The prior equipment is obsolete or unserviceable.

On April 22, 2019, a project for assistance to the children's sanatorium "Stop the onset of tuberculosis!" was launched in cooperation with our colleagues from the international charitable foundation Ukrainian Charity Exchange. We really want to have an Omron ultrasonic nebulizer in the sole anti-TB facility in the Zaporizhzhya oblast. Those who have a history of lung disease understand how important this device is. The nebulizer is used for inhalation to reduce bronchospasms and inhibit inflammation of the respiratory tract. The cost of the equipment is $2150 USD. You can help to buy a nebulizer by supporting our project "Stop the onset of tuberculosis!" on the platform of the Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace.

This is one drop in a sea of needs; but thanks to the support of caring hearts, we believe that there will be enough equipment for our children in the sanatorium!

Health is not just personal wealth, but also social wealth. When we care about the health of children, we invest in the future of the world!


Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $231 992 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

135 sick children: $127 468 
Medical equipment: $7 759
To disabled orphans: $25 169
To eco-village for orphans: $12 386
To orphans and poor families: $5 380
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $21 761
Total sum of expenses: $216 815 

$4 799 906 donated since 2007

They need help:

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form


Give a Family to Orphans — Support the Family Placement Program

Give a Family to Orphans — Support the Family Placement Program

A Child Needs a Family: Denis, born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Denis, born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Vladimir P., born in 2006

A Child Needs a Family: Vladimir P., born in 2006