October - December 2009
November 18, 2009
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Osaka, Japan, November 18, 2009 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announced that it has decided to start the Takeda Well-Being Program 2009 - "Giving Children in Long-term Treatment the Energy to Live" (hereinafter referred to as the "Program").
The Program will support the activities of groups which provide support to children undergoing long-term treatment for diseases and to their families. The groups will be among those selected by the Civil Society Initiative Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund"), a specified non-profit organization (NPO).
Progresses in medical technology in recent years have made it possible to save the lives of many children. In some cases, however, subsequent, protracted treatment is a source of difficulty and worry in the children's development and lives of their families, thus, there raises the need for community coordination and cooperation in support for these children and their families in addition to the medical treatment. Taking into consideration such need, Takeda has decided to assist groups that are working to improve the quality of life and give children the energy they need to live through activities aimed at alleviating the psychological burden on the children and their families as well as social support in areas such as return to school and advancement to higher grades or education while undergoing treatment.
Besides contributing to progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products, Takeda is continuously conducting the activities to contribution to society through support for patients and their families who need different kind of assistances from those through pharmaceutical products.
Takeda Well-Being Program 2009 - "Giving Children in Long-term Treatment the Energy to Live"
|Network for Support of Children with Diseases - Play Volunteers, NPO||Dispatch of volunteers to play with children hospitalized for long periods and heighten the quality of life for them and their families, and related educational activities||Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
|Es-Bureau, NPO||Activities of education and interchange for the purpose of promoting the reinstatement of children with cancer requiring long-term treatment in the community life
- Through the holding of national conventions -
|Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
|Shibutane (Sibling Support Seeding Project)||Reinforcement of support and supporting setups for siblings striving to assist children with diseases||Daito, Osaka, Japan
|Hospital Clown Team, NPO||Production of hospital clowns to bring smiles to the faces of children fighting diseases||Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Outline of the Program
1. Target fields
Fields for supporting activities to heighten the quality of life and enrich the minds and hearts of children undergoing long-term treatment and their parents
•Domains of psychological, cultural, and social support
Dispatch of play volunteers and artists, support for learning, respite care, survivor support, sibling support, provision of medical information, etc.
2. Mechanism of support
•Systematic aid (non-invitational)
3. Amount of aid (FY2009)
•Total amount: JPY7,000,000
4. Aid period
•Basically no more than one year
However, extension of aid on a continuing basis will be considered when aid for more than one fiscal year is judged to be appropriate in light of the nature of the target project.
The Fund solicits various forms of donations and support from individuals, enterprises, organizations, and other entities, and provides support for the activities of individual NPOs on specified themes. It is a fund-mediating organization equipped with full of special consultation functions. Grounded in the aspiration to contribute to building a new civic society, it is dedicated to the widening of NPO funding sources and the independent development and revitalization of the NPO sector. It was founded in 2002 by succession to and expansion on some achievements of the Japan NPO Center.
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