Russian Medical Fund

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Russian Medical Fund was a humanitarian organization founded in Vienna, Virginia,[1] to support medical care for children in Saint Petersburg, Russia during the post-Soviet period.[2][3]

Russian Medical Fund provided supplies, equipment, and physician training[4] to the pediatric cardiac unit of Children's Hospital #1[5][6] of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The fund provided for a new 7-bed pediatric intensive care unit,[7] purchased a heart-lung machine,[8] and underwrote a complete renovation of the congenital surgery operating suite.[9] In addition, RMF advocated the continuation of U.S. funding for civil society programs there[10] and co-sponsored humanitarian and medical work being done by a related organization, Global Healing.[11]

The organization was created as a private foundation in 1996[12] and continued operations until 2008.[13] The fund was affiliated with the American International Health Alliance.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schanke, Jerry, "Giving the Gift of Life," Vienna Times, 16 August 2001, pp. A1, A7
  2. ^ PetersburgCity News, 20 June 2001, "A new heart surgery room opened in Children's City Hospital No. 1" City section, front page
  3. ^ GuideStar USA website, "Russian Medical Fund" organization # 54-1869946
  4. ^ Civil Society International, website, "International Organizations: Health and Medicine"
  5. ^ Children's Hospital No. 1, St. Petersburg, Cardiac Surgery Department website
  6. ^ GuideStar, "Russian Medical Fund"
  7. ^ PetersburgCity News, City section, front page
  8. ^ King, Sheri, "To Russia, with Love," The Middletown Journal, 22 September 2001, local news, p. B5
  9. ^ Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, 1 October 2002, p. 49
  10. ^ Johnson's Russia List, website, 20 February 2006, letter to the editor, "Less Money for Democracy"
  11. ^ Global Healing, website, "Contributors"
  12. ^ GuideStar, "Russian Medical Fund"
  13. ^ Firedoglake, website, 24 November 2008, "Russian Medical Fund"
  14. ^ American International Health Alliance, website, "All AIHA Strategic Partners"

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References[edit]

  • American International Health Alliance, website, "All AIHA Strategic Partners".
  • Cardiac Surgery Department, Children's Hospital Number 1, St. Petersburg, Russia, website.
  • Civil Society International, website, "International Organizations: Health and Medicine".
  • Firedoglake, website, 24 November 2008, "Russian Medical Fund".
  • Global Healing, Berkeley, California, website, "Contributors".
  • GuideStar USA, Partner Report on Russian Medical Fund, EIN number 54-1869946.
  • Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, 1 October 2002, p. 49.
  • Johnson's Russia List, website, 20 February 2006, #27 - JRL 2006-43 - JRL Home.
  • King, Sheri, "To Russia, with Love," The Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio, 22 September 2001, local news, p. B5.
  • PetersburgCity News, St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 June 2001, City news section, "A new heart surgery room opened in Children's City Hospital No. 1".
  • Schanke, Jerry, "Giving the Gift of Life," Vienna Times, Vienna, Virginia, 16 August 2001, pp. A1, A7.

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