Foundation history and purpose
In 2013, the Georgian government increased the budget of the healthcare sector almost unprecedentedly in the conditions of a socially oriented budget. Today, every citizen of Georgia is guaranteed a universal health care program package and more than 80% of the beneficiaries are satisfied with the services provided by the universal health care program.
However, in parallel with these achievements, a number of expensive medical interventions remained, which could not be fully covered by the existing state resources. For example, in the case of confirmed medical evidence, expensive bone marrow transplantation and / or radiation therapy for cancer patients abroad were still associated with significant financial barriers for pediatric patients.
In specific cases, the patient’s family members, friends, and NGOs came together for the possible mobilization of funds. To date, there has been no single platform to provide systematic mobilization of resources, assistance to all potential beneficiaries facing costly medical or other social needs, transparent administration of funds raised, and regular reporting to the public.
The purpose of the fund is to involve the so-called public, private sector and state. Activation of “Innovative Financing Mechanisms” and mobilization of alternative (non-budgetary) resources to support children and families living in Georgia who are particularly vulnerable or at risk of catastrophic social costs.