Social sphere:
new technologies
and equal

About Initiative

In May 2015, at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the President of Russia V.V. Putin approved the strategic initiative The New Quality of Life for People with Disabilities, as well as have a personal instruction of the RF Government, with participation of the ASI, to ensure, under the PPP conditions, the launching of pilot projects to organize the modern production of rehabilitation equipment. Taking into account its experience and the competences in the area of preparing and launching PPP projects, the main partner of the ASI in the implementation of this new initiative was appointed the Center for Development of the Public and Private Partnership.

Purpose of the Initiative

Creation of a modern system for disabled people socialization due to provision of 100 pct access to high-tech and high-quality RE.


Development and implementation of a new model to organize the disable people?s access
to RE

Introducing and individual approach to the development, selection and maintenance of RE

Import substitution and support for domestic manufacturers of RE


share of imported RE
in the public procurement


regional costs for provision
of disabled people
with RE


of the market of RE
for people with disabilities

Structure of the Market of Medical Products for People with Disabilities

Means to facilitate the mobility

Support and tactile canes, crutches, supports, railings

Wheelchairs hand-operated (room, stroll, active types), with electric drive, small-sized

Prostheses, including endoprostheses, and ortheses

Orthopedic shoes

Means for care, medical furniture and equipment

Antibedsore mattresses and pillows

Appliances for dressing, undressing for gripping objects

Special cloths

Specials means in case of excretion dysfunctions (urine and feces receptacles)

Absorbent underwear, diapers

Armchairs with sanitary equipment

Means to improve vision and for reading

Special devices for reading talking books, for optical correction of low vision

Guide dogs with a set of equipment

Guide dogs with a set of equipmentì

Light and vibration sound signalers

Means to improve hearing

Hearing aids, including custom-made earmolds

TV sets with teletext to receive programs with closed captions

Telephone devices with text output

Voice-producing devices

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The work of resource centers for persons with health limitations (HL) is organized on a one-stop basis.

Providing services to disabled persons through one access point ensures route reduction when solving disability-related problems. At a single location, persons with HL can receive all necessary information on social support measures, as well as assistance at all stages of applying for disability benefits and obtaining assistive devices (AD).

A resource center can be organized at any platform that shall act as an interdepartmental interaction operator. Such centers are a point of contact between Medical and Social Assessment Board, Social Insurance Fund, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, prosthetic and orthopaedic enterprises, social protection authorities, and medical organizations.

Resource center services

  • Medical and social assessment
  • Filing applications for AD provision, compensation for AD purchased at the person's own expense, and disability pension payment
  • Consultative support on pension, employment, social insurance, social support measures
  • AD hiring
  • Assistance in AD selection and training AD use in case necessary

Resource center model

Resource centers for
persons with HL
AD rentals and
AD selection assistance
Medical and social
Social insurance
Social welfare
Pension Fund of
the Russian Federation

Resource centers for people with disabilities work in the regions:

  • Altai region
  • Kaliningrad region
  • Kamchatka Krai
  • Leningrad region
  • Republic of Dagestan
  • Republic of Tatarstan
  • Samara region
  • Sakhalin region
  • Sverdlovsk region
  • Tyumen region'

For medical device and ad manufacturers

From idea to export: business process flowchart for medical device and assistive device manufacturers with supportive measures.


Order for
product development


and development


Intellectual property

  • prototype improvement;
  • business concept development;
  • development of a manufacturing project and a treatment method project;
  • assessment of social and economic efficiency
Assistive devices
Medical devices

Production Expansion


*Custom-made medical devices with special medical prescription requirements intended for the sole purpose of the personal use by a specific patient are not subject to state registration. The list of goods subject to mandatory declaration is approved by Resolution No. 982 of the Government of the Russian Federation 'On Approval of the Unified List of Products Subject To Mandatory Certification and the Unified List of Products for Which the Confirmation of Conformity Is Made in the Form of a Declaration of Conformity' dated December 1, 2009.

Pavel Seleznev

Leader of the Initiative, Chairman
of the Managing Board of the Center
for Development of the PPP

An important step towards the implementation of the initiative shall be the building of an information system, which will allow taking into account the needs of disabled people for developing an individual approach to the production of the RE, providing the ability to choose products and, what is important, ensuring further social support to people using these goods.

Gulnaz Kadyrova

Deputy Minister of the Industry
and Trade of the Russian Federation

Surely, the issues of communication are becoming increasingly important with the development of the society. And we must pay attention to this problem, especially to people with reduced mobility, some health restrictions Actually, this market is formed by the Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise; they prescribe specific products from the list they are notified of. Given that we are developing, this list of RE shall be updated from time to time.

Roman Aranin

General Director of Observer, LLC

Speaking about the problems, that an end user has to face, it worth noting that actually state procurements cover at least 85 pct of the market, and only the remaining 15 pct account for direct purchases (individually or via sponsors).

Dmitry Yanin

Chairman of the Managing Board of the International Confederation of Consumer Societies

Chairman of the Managing Board of the International Confederation of Consumer Societies Dmitry Yanin proposed to structure the tasks aimed at the development of industry into separate segments and to prepare a draft of the corresponding roadmap. There is a problem of accounting, a problem of classification, a problem of interaction of social protection bodies, the Ministry of Industry and Trade in term of support for the production. If such support is required, in which form it shall be carried out: loans, grants, etc.? Taking into account the users opinion, accordingly, we are getting to the scenario of public councils with the customers. This has really a weight of a road map, because, having heard everything discussed here, I realize that the market is small, with a high pressure of the public procurement and all the accompanying drawbacks. As it was noted, 9 bln rubles is the whole market; if 85 pct is the public procurement, so live money from the population amounts to 1.52 bln rubles. And surely, counting upon these 1.52 bln rubles, it is difficult to create services such as Yandex market, where only declarations of manufacturer are published, but there is no audit of such declaration, we havent even such a level of information in this area.

Early assistance to families raising children with disabilities

Early Care is an interdepartmental interaction model including a package of medical, social, psychology, and pedagogical services for families with children having health limitations. Comprehensive support is aimed at the early identification of children with HL and the promotion of their development, physical and mental health, as well as integration in society and peer environment. The model also includes tools for assistance and support of families with children having HL and measures to improve parents' competence.



German Gref

Chairman of the Boards of Trustee of the Deafblind Support Foundation

The initiative to create the Foundation was announced on April 8, 2014 at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and was supported by its Chairman Vladimir Putin. This a correct and actual product.

The tradition of care for the deafblind in Russia has a 105-year history. It is interesting that it was in Petersburg, in mid-May 1909, virtually on the same days, the Charter was approved of the first such society, consisting of private benefactors, enthusiasts, devotees who drew attention to this group of disabled people, particularly vulnerable at all times. Then and now, one of the main tasks was creating conditions for development of the deafblind and drawing attention to their problem. It is important not to lose this tradition in our modern Russia.

A few years ago, my colleagues and I visited for the first time the Orphanage for the Deafblind in the town of Sergiev Posad. It was not some kind of noisy action, we just came on a weekend to help build a playground and to spend time with children. I still remember and wonder: how these children, whom nature has doomed to live in total darkness, fight for their future, learn and show the same talents as they healthy peers. After talking with them you understand: there are no difficulties that cannot be overcome. We just need to give a push, to create appropriate conditions, to bring modern technologies, and these kids are sure to overcome the disease and become full members of society.

The Deafblind Support Foundation is similar in its aims. An important role in achieving these goals belongs to us the Supervisory Board. At the same time, we are talking not only about material support by finances and organizational resources.

It is important for the members of the Supervisory Board to be involved in the Foundations activity, to help it in relying upon your knowledge and experience. And most importantly: being public persons, we have to try by joint efforts to change the attitude of our society to deafblind, to awaken in people a sense of understanding and charity. We all must become guides for deafblind in the world of sighted and hearing.

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