On April 7, 2013, Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation for Development of Ukraine carries out an outreach campaign for Kiev residents and guests which is dedicated to the World Health Day under Stop TB in Ukraine program.
Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation outreach campaign dedicated to the World Health Day
"TB is curable now!" - This is the message posted on information booths to be placed on April 7, 2013, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm featuring photos of famous people who once suffered from the disease. By this action the Foundation plans to draw the attention of Ukrainians to the problem of TB and remind that today, due to modern methods of diagnosis, as well as the timely and continuous treatment - TB is curable. This is just a disease and not a sentence!
The booths will be placed in Kiev near the monuments to Lesya Ukrainka (Pecherska metro station, Lesi Ukrainky sq.), Maksym Rykskyi (Goloseevsky park) and Mariya Zenkovetska (south-eastern part of the City Park). These monuments were not chosen randomly, it is these talented individuals, perpetuated in our time that had tuberculosis in the last century.
The medical students of Bogomolets National Medical University will join the campaign. As doctors in making, they will be able to tell everyone about the disease, the main symptoms of the disease, inform people about the availability of all-Ukrainian TB hotline 0800503080 and portal www.stoptb.in.ua.
Moreover, on April 7, from 09:00 am to 6:00 pm, near the main post office (22 Khreschatyk street) Kiev residents and visitors will have the opportunity to be tested for free on mobile digital photofluorograph and consult a TB doctor. This test enables the early detection of lung diseases, including tuberculosis, as well as other thorax pathologies. Detection of the disease in the early stages helps prescribe the treatment in time that is the key to a successful recovery.
"For every person health is most precious thing in his/her life. The mission of our campaign on this day is to draw people's attention to their own health and preventive measures to maintain it. Therefore we offer all those, who for many reasons cannot get to the doctor, to make chest screening. And if someone is bothered with the prolonged cough for over 3 weeks - this should be a reason to see his/her family doctor. Prevention is very important, as it is easier to prevent disease rather than treat it,"- Maria Makovetska, Director of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Department of Stop TB in Ukraine program said.
Attention of the media representatives – you can communicate with the staff of Stop TB in Ukraine program on April 7 at 11:00 am near the digital photofluorograph (22 Khreschatyk street, near the main post office), and from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm near the monument to Lesia Ukrainka (Pecherska metro station). On accreditation, please contact Olga Zaharchenko by phone 050-358-12-75.