OvidiuRo and GSK Romania will run local projects to improve health living conditions of 18 poor communities

GlaxoSmithKline and the Alex Fund’s sister organization, OvidiuRo, launched a 3-year partnership project on June 6 to improve health conditions of preschool children and their mothers in 18 poor rural Romanian communities.

“Poor access to health care and basic medicine cause poor children to miss more school than middle class children,” noted Alex Fund founder Leslie Hawke,  “And undiagnosed and untreated vision and hearing problems cause many poor children to fall behind in school and eventually drop out – so this is a great boon to our efforts to increase preschool attendance, and subsequently these children’s performance in primary school.”

“We chose to work with OvidiuRo because of their reputation for high quality work and consistently impressive results,” said Pascal Prigent, country manager of GSK România.

More than 150.000 euros will be invested by GSK to finance health improvement projects as part of the Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță (every child in preschool & kindergarten) program.  Regular checkups, vaccinations, and transportation to medical facilities for acute conditions will be included.

See links to press articles in Romanian:

Superbebe: ”Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță”
CSR Media: GSK investește 150.000 de euro pentru sănătatea copiilor din 18 comunități sărace

Mediafax: Peste o mie de copii din comunităţi sărace, incluşi într-un program de prevenire a îmbolnăvirilor
Agerpres: Comunicat de presă – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) România

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