Families from Ukraine will have full access to SMA treatment in Poland

Today, the Sejm has passed a law that will allow full access to public healthcare in Poland for all people who entered Poland from Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The provision applies to all people who crossed the Polish border starting on 24th February 2022.

Under these new regulations, all of these people will get full access to SMA treatment, including the Spinraza programme, home ventilation programme, enteral nutrition programme, physiotherapy, and medical and orthopedic equipment.

The law is awaiting the nod of the Senate and the signature of the President of Poland, which we hope will happen in the next few days.

We are very happy that children and adults with SMA fleeing the war will be able to receive modern treatment in our country. We will soon publish more detailed information on what steps should be taken to start or continue treatment. In the meantime, we’re publishing a list of hospitals treating SMA in Poland.

SMA Foundation Poland, together with its partner organisations, has been fighting for years to make SMA treatment accessible to as many patients as possible in the world. At the same time, together with our colleagues from SMA Europe, we are trying to collect relevant information on access to therapy in other countries, so that you are able to decide where on our continent you’d like to receive treatment.