12:37 27 Feb 2023

Howard Buffett donates $16.3 mln to Ukrainian treatment center

Ukrainian Superhumans treatment center has received a donation of $16.3 million from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the fund of the eldest son of billionaire Warren Buffett.

$15.3 million will be directed to the renovation and equipment of the premises of the Lviv hospital, Andriy Stavnitzer, the project's founder, said this on Facebook.

Stavnitzer emphasized that Buffett shares the confidence that new high-quality medical services for war victims should become available in Ukraine as soon as possible, and he is personally very attentive to the processes.

"At every second meeting there was the question "aren't you afraid to build in Ukraine during the war?" Howard fully understands this: he shares our conviction that new high-quality medical services for war victims should be available in Ukraine as soon as possible," he says.

$54 million is needed for a full-fledged start and the first three years of operation of Superhumans.

"He himself has been to Ukraine six times since the beginning of the war, and I hope he will come many more times. Olena Zelenska and her team are constantly interacting with us and Howard. And together, we are pushing ourselves a little every day to open a prosthetics and rehabilitation laboratory already in a month," added the Ukrainian businessman.

Superhumans is a medical clinic launched in August 2022 in the Lviv Region. It specializes in prosthetics, bionic prostheses that allow arm manipulation through muscle activity, as well as reconstruction and PTSD treatment for war victims. In addition to limb prosthetics, the clinic deals with skin transplantation, the creation of exoskeletons, and rehabilitation. The center is designed for 2800 patients every year.

It operates in a rented building on the base of Yuriy Lypa's Lviv Regional Hospital for War Veterans and Repressed People. The clinic provides free services to military and civilian victims of war. The supervisory board of the clinic includes Olena Zelenska and Minister of Health Viktor Liashko.

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