Metalloinvest ‘Healthy Child’ programme winners receive awards
5 June 2018
On 5 June in Stary Oskol, the fifth official awards ceremony for winners of the Metalloinvest ‘Healthy Child’ programme took place, for the best projects aimed at improving the children’s healthcare system and boosting the qualification level of specialists working with children.
The programme’s budget in each of the four towns in which Metalloinvest operates amounted to 2 mn roubles. The majority of these funds were allocated in the form of grant support to the implementation of the best healthcare projects. In addition, as part of the programme, funds were provided to conduct expensive MRI scans in Stary Oskol, educational events for participants, and support for non-profit partner organisations in Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk and Novotroitsk.
Irina Druzhinina, Social Programmes Director of OEMK, commented: “It is impossible to overstate the importance of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme. The initiative combines two highest priorities for all of us: health and children. I am grateful to all participants in the programme for developing and implementing their projects aimed at strengthening the health of the younger generation of Stary Oskol residents. May health, happiness and joy flourish in every home, along with the ‘Healthy Child’ programme.”
18 projects won grants from Metalloinvest in Stary Oskol in three categories:
Marina Kozhina, Deputy Chief Paediatrician in Town Hospital #1, commented: “Our project, Nursing Premature Babies with the Kangaroo Method in the Perinatal Centre, is dedicated to premature children born underweight, from 500 grams. With the grant from Metalloinvest, we will acquire special transformer armchairs and transformer pillows.”
As part of the ‘Healthy Child’ programme, Metalloinvest additionally provided a 400,000-rouble grant for MRI scans for children in Stary Oskol.
In June, Metalloinvest’s ‘Healthy Child’ grants will be awarded in Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk and Novotroitsk.
The 'Healthy Child' programme is an important aspect of Metalloinvest's social investments as part of the three-party socio-economic partnership between the Company, and the administrations of the towns and regions in which Metalloinvest operates. The main aim of the programme is to create an effective and comprehensive healthcare system for preschool children to reduce the rate of illness. The programme includes the introduction of modern technologies for working with children; increasing the qualifications of specialists, including preschool and healthcare employees; getting parents and civil society more involved in popularising a healthy way of life; organising modern vaccines for preschool children; and updating the financial and technical resource base of gyms and sports facilities in kindergartens.
'Healthy Child' is implemented in parallel in the four towns in which Metalloinvest operates. The programme was launched in 2011 in Zheleznogorsk and developed in Gubkin from 2013. 'Healthy Child came to Stary Oskol in 2014, and began in Novotroitsk in 2016.