Rusfond (The Russian Aid Foundation) is a leading children’s charity in Russia, established by the Kommersant newspaper in 1996 is registered as ? Russian non-profit organization.
Rusfond publishes stories of desperate parents, and encourages readers to donate money so that sick children can receive medical care. The appeals for help that the Russian Aid Foundation brings to light are re-published in print and electronic mass media in dozens of Russian regions as well as abroad. Rusfond stories are popular on Russian television and the renown and trustworthiness of this charity has led hundreds of Russians to make donations.
Our primary objective is assisting seriously ill Russian children in accessing medical care; medical care that may save their lives. This assistance will only be for those children whom the Russian healthcare system is incapable of helping and only for those children whose parents do not have the means to pay for medical treatment in hospitals themselves.
The treatment and possible cure of rare diseases is very expensive due to their extremely infrequent occurrence. As a result, the supply of medicines and technologies to treat these rare diseases is limited, making them high-cost.