ECOLOGIA's Regional Grant-Making Program
Problem Solving for Better Health in
Summary of Year 2002 Grants
no data available on contamination by cancerous substances in
Funding is needed to pay for chemical analysis of tested ground by nuclear absorber.
Goal of the project: To identify chemicals, evaluate level of environmental pollution and clean up the sites, taking into consideration specifics of soil and water pollution.
of the project:
To help the disabled to overcome their lack of self-confidence and isolation
they experience because of their disability. 20 people from different regions
Project goal: To help toxicology unit patients make their leisure time more interesting, and protect them from the street influences while they are hospitalized. Funding is needed to purchase table games so hospitalized patients, (they spend about 7 days in the hospital), can play the games during evenings and resist temptation to escape the hospital to find drugs.
Project: “Educational Program for Parents Who Have Children Suffering From Onco-Hematological Diseases.”
Goal of the project: To reduce the level of tension and fear among parents by conducting a series of lectures so they become more familiar with onco-hematological diseases, causes and procedures applied to their children in Hospital. And teach them how to care for and treat their ill children.
Goal of the project: To teach dialysis patients of the life style, and eating habits that are appropriate to them. To increase the effectiveness of dialysis procedures and reduce patients’ pain while they are waiting for the donor kidney. Patients’ knowledge would also make kidney transplant operation more successful.
of kidney patients,
Project: “Organ Donors – Hope to Live.”
of the project: To
provide more information about being an organ donor, and convince more
people to express their good will and complete donor cards. 100 volunteers from
different regions of the country will be involved in this project. They will
distribute information about how to become a donor, why it is important, and
how to complete a donor card in different hospitals and medical institutions of
of kidney patients,
Goal of the project: To inform teachers about ways to identify such children, and explain the importance of such help. Teachers aware of this problem will know what institution to apply to in order to protect the child. Teachers could become a starting point for the children to reduce the risks of violation against them.
It is well known that mental patients’ health improves if they have an opportunity to spend their time while in hospital by being physically active.
Goal of the project: To help mentally disabled patients to cope with their disease by providing them with an opportunity for sports. 58 per cent of hospitalized patients expressed their interest in active sports. Funding is needed to purchase in-doors and out-doors sports equipment.
(Kaisiadorys Public Health