Strengthen the health own forces

Strengthen the health own forces

Ukraine
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At the time of almost universal ecological trouble, pharmacological ‘pressure’ of medical products (more than 150,000 types of them are produced today), traditional methods of medical treatment turn out to produce little effect due to the extreme depletion of people’s immunity. Such situation required elaboration of a fundamentally new non-drug physiologically based method of correction of health disorders, based on the inner reserves of the human body – the method of normobaric hypoxic therapy /hypoxic (with low oxygen content)/, with hyperoxic (with high oxygen content) and hypercapnic (with high content of CO2) effect.
It is especially important that this method is a not medicamentous method and that it is based on the inner reserves of the human body.

The method of normobaric hypoxic therapy with hyperoxygen interval is based on our 8 inventions. It has received 8 patents in Ukraine and abroad. The State Patent of Ukraine registered it in the State Invention Register under the name “health-recovering system”. This method and its equipment are based on the most recent innovative technologies:
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is one of the most effective methods used in the advanced branch of medicine, the adaptation medicine;
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is a no pharmaceutical medication method which is most acceptable for the human organism;
• it employs the inner resources of the human body which are always available;
• the normobaric hypoxic therapy method does not necessarily require exact diagnosing of the disease, as it brings about natural normalization of the pathology;
• gas-separating medical equipment “ELBRUS” used for this method is based on fiber membrane gas separation. It separates gases constituting the atmospheric air and models required gas mixtures on the molecular level. Thus the method uses nanotechnology.

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Year the initiative began (yyyy)

1991

Positioning of your initiative on the mosaic diagram
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Health care not consumer friendly

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Simplify through technology

If you believe some other barrier or principle should be included in the mosaic, please describe it and how it would affect the positioning of your initiative in the mosaic:

I not absolutely understand this term. Simply it is new medical technology about which people a little know.
While giving a talk on „Combined Exposure to Normobaric Hypoxia, Hyperoxia and Hypercapnia» for YIII WORLD CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOF ADAPTIVE MEDICINE (June 21-24, 2006, Moscow, Russia), I understood that this method is supported in the whole world but it is not used widely in medical practice in any country yet.

Innovation
Define the innovation

At the time of almost universal ecological trouble, pharmacological ‘pressure’ of medical products (more than 150,000 types of them are produced today), traditional methods of medical treatment turn out to produce little effect due to the extreme depletion of people’s immunity. Such situation required elaboration of a fundamentally new non-drug physiologically based method of correction of health disorders, based on the inner reserves of the human body – the method of normobaric hypoxic therapy /hypoxic (with low oxygen content)/, with hyperoxic (with high oxygen content) and hypercapnic (with high content of CO2) effect.
It is especially important that this method is a not medicamentous method and that it is based on the inner reserves of the human body.

The method of normobaric hypoxic therapy with hyperoxygen interval is based on our 8 inventions. It has received 8 patents in Ukraine and abroad. The State Patent of Ukraine registered it in the State Invention Register under the name “health-recovering system”. This method and its equipment are based on the most recent innovative technologies:
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is one of the most effective methods used in the advanced branch of medicine, the adaptation medicine;
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is a no pharmaceutical medication method which is most acceptable for the human organism;
• it employs the inner resources of the human body which are always available;
• the normobaric hypoxic therapy method does not necessarily require exact diagnosing of the disease, as it brings about natural normalization of the pathology;
• gas-separating medical equipment “ELBRUS” used for this method is based on fiber membrane gas separation. It separates gases constituting the atmospheric air and models required gas mixtures on the molecular level. Thus the method uses nanotechnology.

Context for Disruption:

The problem of children’s health recovery in our country as well as in other countries is attempted to be solved by means of habitual conservative methods: for the most part rest and symptomatic pharmacological treatment with obsolete physiotherapeutic procedures. The effect produced is a short-term and an insignificant one. Our Lord created human body very skillfully, having provided for compensatory potentialities, reserve and actuarial systems, which can be enabled only under certain conditions. And if these conditions never show up during a lifetime, which happens for the most part, one takes these systems, absolutely unused, away along with oneself to the other world. Our non-drug method - normobaric hypoxic therapy with hyperoxic and hypercapnic effect allows activating given systems in order to normalize pathological deviations in an organism. This method is perceived not as an alien factor but as a physiologically based one by the organism, and it (the method) influences the organism directly and quickly without any phase transformations. That is why it would be a sin not to make use of this gift for the welfare of mankind.

Delivery Model

The medical-improving center "Elbrus" on the basis of the inventions has developed and releases installations medical "Elbrus" of two updatings:
Stationary "Elbrus-?L" for preventive maintenance, treatments and rehabilitations on 6 - 8 landing places and portable "Elbrus-?R?" for preventive maintenance, treatments and rehabilitations, as the radiomodifier in an oncological practice, and also for achievement of high results in sports on 2-4 landing places.
The mechanism of realization of a method consists in daily 30...40 minute breath through Respiratory mask specially simulated gas mixes with various, essentially differing from atmospheric air, the maintenance{contents} of oxygen and other components. Breath is made in cyclic-fractioning a mode.
Modelling of gas respiratory mixes is spent at a molecular level on installationsmedical "Elbrus", in which the most progressive are used Japanese membranes. Installations are resolved by Ministry of Health of Ukraine for application in a medical practice. For accommodation of stationary installation the room in the size 6 sq.m. and a supply electricity is required.

Key Operational Partnerships

Feature of a method is that it is successfully applied to effective decreaseof desease of the population of all age groups (after application of a rate of improvement people are sick less by 2-3 times comparing with control group), for increase of serviceability and endurance of an organism, for increase of stability to the stressful factor.
In Ukraine, health of the population deteriorated significantly after the world-wide ecological disaster - the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. More than 3 million people qualified as victims of the disaster requiring immediate recovery of their health. It is especially important that this method is a non-medicines one and that it is based on the inner reserves of the human body.
In Ukraine, more than 1,5 million children, who suffered from Chernobyl nuclear disaster, are in need of health recovery.
The ELBRUS Recreation and Health Center has been functioning since 1989. Using the method of normobaric hypooxytherapy with hyperoxygen interval, the Center provides treatment mainly (98%) for children affected by Chernobyl, invalids and people with low income. They live in 12 regions of the country. These are the poorest layers of the population, mainly unemployed, who get a miserable dole which is almost two times lower than the living wage.
We treat children in sanatoria.
By the given method it is already improved over 60000 people with good therapeutic effect.
Now we cooperate with the Ministry of social policy which task consists in improvement suffered from Chornobyl accidents of children.

Impact
Financial Model

97 % of all our patients are made by children who have suffered from Chornobyl of accident and children from needy families. This category of patients does not give us profit, and on the contrary still absorbs a part of the earned profit on service of usual people. Considering, that the given medical technology is absolutely new, we work unprofitably. Besides I count as the duty to transfer a society new medical technology to the blessing of his health.

What is your annual operating budget?

100000

What are your current sources of revenue? (please list any sources that are foundation grants)

Sources of the income: scanty payment for treatment of children who have suffered from ?hornobyl disaster, payment for treatment of usual patients + personal incomes. We yet did not receive any grants.

Effectiveness

The method of normobaric hypoxic therapy with hyperoxygen interval is based on our 8 inventions. It has received 8 patents in Ukraine and abroad. The State Patent of Ukraine registered it in the State Invention Register under the name “health-recovering system”. This method and its equipment are based on the most recent innovative technologies:
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is one of the most effective methods used in the advanced branch of medicine, the adaptation medicine;
• normobaric hypoxic therapy is a no pharmaceutical medication method which is most acceptable for the human organism;
• it employs the inner resources of the human body which are always available;
• the normobaric hypoxic therapy method does not necessarily require exact diagnosing of the disease, as it brings about natural normalization of the pathology;
• gas-separating medical equipment “ELBRUS” used for this method is based on fiber membrane gas separation. It separates gases constituting the atmospheric air and models required gas mixtures on the molecular level. Thus the method uses nanotechnology.
The essence of this method consists in alternate exposure of the human body to hypoxic (with low oxygen content), hyperoxic (with high oxygen content) and hypercapnic (with high content of CO2) breathing gas mixtures which are generated on the molecular level by gas-separation membrane equipment.
The normobaric hypoxic therapy method was designed for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of diseases, for radio modification (hypoxic radio-therapy) during radio-therapy in cancer treatment practice and for achievement of the highest results in sport.
Therapeutic efficiency of the method:
• in treatment of chronic nonspecific pulmonary diseases – 88.7 … 92.8 %
• in treatment of cardiological diseases – 70.7 … 80 %
• in treatment of blood diseases – 82.5 %
The final analysis of the effect produced by the method of normobaric hypoxic therapy with hyperoxygen interval on the human organism was carried out after treatment of 20 thousand children affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe.
The duration of the respiratory treatment, realized with the help of mouth-nose respiratory mask, is about 40-50 minutes. This method may be considered as one of the ways of solving important tasks of ecological medicine.
By the given method it is already improved over 60000 people with good therapeutic effect.
In 2007 Ministry of Health has let out methodical instructions with which recommends the given method in all medical and sanatorium establishments.

Which element of the program proved itself most effective?

Treatment of children who have suffered from Chornobyl of disaster and children of needy families.

Number of clients in the last year?

Over 2500 people

What is the potential demand?

• It is necessary to make enough membrane medical installations "Elbrus";
• To organize the medical centers to which people for increase of a level of the health will come.
• For this purpose money resources are necessary.

Scaling up Strategy

Statistical processing of a material of treatment has shown distinct decrease of desease (in 2-3 times) at days of time disability working on number within a year after the termination of a rate.
The given method is applied to increase in operational reliability and endurance of an organism, for increase in stability to the intense physiological or psychological factor.
It is one of priority methods of preventive maintenance, rehabilitation and increase of a level of health. The method can be considered as one of perspective problems of ecological medicine.

This method presupposes group health recovery of children, the equipment for its realization is mobile and may be transformed to children’s whereabouts.
One of the peculiarities of this method is this increase of immunity and the reduction of the content of radioactive nuclides in the radiation-exposed organisms, i.e. those of children of the contaminated districts after Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The method can serve as the good beginning in global campaign on struggle against smoking.
In immediate prospects it is planned to expand a zone of application of the given method and to capture a lot of people.
In 1999 for its contribution to development of highest achievements sports medicine the ELBRUS Recreation and Health Center was awarded the Certificate under the auspices of Juan Antonio Samaranch, the President of the International Olympic Committee.
In 2001 this innovative medical technology was awarded two international prizes: International Arch of Europe in Gold Nomination in Frankfurt and World Quality Commitment Star Award in Paris.
In 2005 Leonid Bogatyrchuk became the winner of competition of fund Schwab " The Social Entrepreneur 2005 in Ukraine"
In 2007 Leonid Bogatyrchuk was the participant of the World Summit of social entrepreneur in Zurich and the World economic Forum in Davos.

Stage of the initiative:

1

Expansion plan:

In immediate prospects it is planned a center with regional branches specializing in rehabilitation of people effected by Chernobyl and to update the membrane gas-separation equipment used for the normobaric hypooxytherapy method. As a result, it will become possible:
• to provide priority treatment to Chernobyl children in Ukraine, Russia and Byelorussia;
• to provide treatment to all people who became victims of the Chernobyl catastrophe;
• to raise the health level of schoolchildren through increasing their immunity;
to spread the above-mentioned activities to under-developed countries of Africa, Asia and South America.

Origin of the Initiative

Working at my thesis 10 years ago, I noticed that biological objects are preserved better and also their growth is stimulated by the impact of low-oxygen (hypoxic) mixtures. . Experimental results were so promising that I started thinking about medical applications of his technology. I even constructed a prototype of the device. One year later, my wife developed a serious blood infection. After a surgical operation, she was bedridden and unable to work. In a desperate attempt to save my wife, I decided to try his device on her. After three weeks, she was able to leave her bed and two months later, she went back to work. Then I applied a method on relatives, volunteers, have issued inventions, patent them and
started on the hard path towards legal approval of his method, opening a center and promoting the system on the market.

Sustainability
What are your two main challenges to finance the growth of your initiative

The first main challenges is a financing manufacturing of 10 installations gas-separating medical equipment "Elbrus". At cost of one installation $ 12500 it is required $ 12500 ? 10 = $ 125000.
The second main challenges is the organization of treatment-improvement first of all children with a low level of health. The salary of physicians, various taxes, account materials, rent of rooms and operational expenses here joins. They make: 500 children in day or 6000 during 12 months at work of 2 installations. Cost of this treatments-improvements makes $ 102062. At work of 10 installations it is required $ 102062 ? 5 = $ 510310
For these means it is possible to treat-improve 30000 children.
In immediate prospects it is planned a center with regional branches specializing in rehabilitation of people effected by Chernobyl and to update the membrane gas-separation equipment used for the normobaric hypooxytherapy method. As a result, it will become possible:
• to provide priority treatment to Chernobyl children in Ukraine, Russia and Byelorussia;
• to provide treatment to all people who became victims of the Chernobyl catastrophe;
• to raise the health level of schoolchildren through increasing their immunity;
to spread the above-mentioned activities to under-developed countries of Africa, Asia and South

How did you hear about this contest and what is your main incentive to participate?

I am the social Entrepreneur of fund Schwaband and to me have sent the invitation to take participate in this action fund Ashoka.
I have higher education, higher scientific qualification; I have a lot of inventions, patents and scientific works in this field. I have enough scientific, technical and life experience, and a strong feeling of civil responsibility. I am recognized in my country. I am the winner of the competition announced by the Schwab Foundation “Social Entrepreneur – 2005 in Ukraine”. That is why I consider it my duty to give the society a new medical technology for improvement of people’s health.
Now, when the ecological constituent of our life is significantly deteriorating, the number of allergopathies is rapidly increasing, the immunity is extremely depleted, and the pharmacological medicine is still preferred, the urgency of the given project is obvious.

The Story
Do you have an annual financial statement?

Our Recreation and Health center "Elbrus" is legalized and is exposed to all checks of the state bodies and represents them constantly financial reports.

Do you currently have an annual financial statement that tracks profit/loss?

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Please describe the amount (and/or type) of funding you need to implement your initiative, at year 1 and at year 5.

On the first to year it is planned to treat-improve 500 children in day or 6000 during 12 months at work of 2 installations. Cost of this treatment-improvement makes $ 102062 + cost of 2 gas-separating medical equipment "Elbrus" $ 25000 = $ 127062.
For 5 years it is planned to treat-improve 30000 children. Cost of the given action will make
$ 635000.