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Chernobyl Children Project (CCP-USA) Returns to the Greater Boston Area for its 2009 Medical Treatment and Respite Care Program

Market research firm Common Sense Advisory announces its continued support of the Chernobyl Children Project (CCP-USA), the largest organization in the U.S. that provides medical treatment and respite care for children from the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.


This year, Common Sense Advisory assisted the CCP-USA’s addition of more translation automation and workflow tools. To do so, analysts at Common Sense Advisory sat down with the program’s president, Patty Doyle; studied the requirements to get English-language medical records to Russian-speaking health care professionals, outlined the workflow; and then called in some other Massachusetts-based companies to help out. Nuance Communications provided software and scanning hardware, while Lionbridge donated the use of its Logoport software and project management, file preparation, and TM creation and management services.


Common Sense Advisory’s head of research, Don DePalma, said that, “Companies and individuals in the language sector have been generous with their time and support for the Chernobyl Children Project. Translators this year will have access to computer-aided translation tools and, for the first time, will be able to leverage a translation memory harvested from previous years’ work. These tools will help the CCP-USA deliver medical records in a much more timely manner.”


Looking forward, CCP-USA will add specialty English<>Russian glossaries for oncology and other common pathologies common to Chernobyl area residents, as well as software that can help the host families.


In addition to the donations received thus far, CCP-USA is still in need of a few volunteer English-to-Russian translators and interpreters. English-to-Russian translators and interpreters in the Boston area interested in volunteering their services in July should call (781) 251-0137.


About Chernobyl Children Project USA, Inc.

The Chernobyl Children Project USA, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization providing respite and relief to children whose health has been affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. The children, ranging in age from 8 to 13, have radiation-related illnesses and come to Boston to live with “host families” for a four-week period ~ where a month of clean food, water and air greatly increases their health. Since its inception in 1995, the Project has brought over 1,500 children to the Boston area, gained support from the Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children, and physicians who together with the project have offered the children a sense of hope to live.
Submitted On: 1/11/2011

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