While accompanying her husband in the United Kingdom, Kateryna Yushchenko visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London’s biggest hospital for children, and met representatives of charitable organizations, President's press office reported.

GOSH offers 350 beds, a school, and a hotel for parents.It alsohas advanced research facilities. The President’s wife and doctors of the hospital discussed ways to cooperate with Ukrainian clinics and perspectives to invite their Ukrainian colleagues to practice in Great Britain.

The First Lady also met with representatives of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and the Chornobyl Relief Foundation in the UK For Ukrainian Children. John Goodchild, Immediate Chairman of the LCIF Council, Ram Jaggi, LCIF International Relation Officer, and Tatiana Pereverzeva-Birch, Chornobyl Relief Foundation Executive Trustee, agreed to cooperate with the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Foundation in the framework of its Hospital to Hospital program. They also promised to share their expertise to treat diabetes and prevent blindness with Ukrainian hospitals.

Lions Clubs International has been operating in 194 countries for 87 years. It has offices the Donetsk Region and Kyiv. This is the only charitable organization in the world that has no paid employees.

The Chornobyl Relief Foundation in the UK For Ukrainian Children was established in 1995 in London by the Embassy of Ukraine in UK, the Baroness Cox of Queensbury, and Sir Sigmund Sternberg to raise funds to help Ukrainian children that survived the Chornobyl disaster.


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