Temporary Houses Borovlyany
State Research and Practical Centre of children oncology and hematology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus was established in October 1997 in the town of Borovliany (7 km from Minsk) as a result of cooperation of Belarusian and Austrian governments. After the Chernobyl disaster the number of kids suffering from oncological and hematological illnesses has grown dramatically –300-350 cases per year. The opening of the Centre allowed to increase significantly the amount of healthy children. Now this is the 3rd biggest Clinic in the world! But, there could be much more children who could receive the treatment. The equipment and the personal in the Clinic permit to augment the number of patients to 40 more persons. The increase of places in the Clinic is highly important for one more reason: there are people coming for treatment to Borovliany from many European countries, and, the maximum age of the patients is 30 years old. The price of these additional places – lives that were saved.