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Hungarian American Coalition Donates Mobile Pediatric Inpatient Unit to Odesa Rehabilitation Hospital

Washington, DC – The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) has donated a mobile pediatric inpatient unit to Odesa Memorial Hospital in Ukraine.

This donation was made possible by a $32,000 grant from the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF) and other generous donors of the Coalition. The delivery to Odesa will be facilitated by the Carpathian Foundation, another Coalition member organization, which is helping to coordinate the project.

HHRF Office Manager Viktor Ivicsics, Coalition Treasurer Zsolt Szekeres
and Continest CEO Vidor Kis-Márton at Continest’s headquarters in Székesfehérvár, Hungary

The multifunctional medical unit is a 20-foot foldable container (CN20) constructed by Continest Technologies Plc, a Hungarian company that develops container solutions for short-term use: for example, temporary accommodation, office/meeting rooms, first aid station, screening rooms. Since the war broke out, Continest has been supplying mobile modular container solutions for Ukraine for various needs; housing, medical, emergency management, etc.

The pediatric inpatient unit ordered by the Coalition will expand capacity at Odesa hospital, which requested such a facility. The unit will be ready to ship by August.

The Odesa Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1914, is located on the Black Sea coast. The hospital has a well with mineral water and a sea water supply and treatment system, and uses therapeutic mud from a nearby estuary. Since Russia’s 2022 attack on Ukraine, the hospital focuses on treating injured soldiers, refugees, and thousands of civilian victims of the war. The hospital also conducts physical, psychological and social rehabilitation of disabled persons and war veterans, and helps to reintegrate them into society.

Medical staff of the Odesa Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo credit: Odessa Rehabilitation Hospital

Since February 26, the Coalition has disbursed $92,500 in humanitarian assistance to refugees from war-torn Ukraine. More information of the supported organizations and initiatives are available here and here.

The Coalition continues to raise funds to aid refugees and encourages its members and supporters to consider helping this worthy cause. You can also send a contribution via PayPal, indicating ‘Aid to Ukrainian refugees’ (click here); or you are welcome to send your tax-deductible donations via check to our mailing address:

Hungarian American Coalition
P.O. Box 57135
Washington, DC 20037

The Hungarian American Coalition will pass on 100% of all donations to our partner organizations and provide a 501(c)(3) receipt for your records.

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