Cradles of Hope

Cradles of Hope

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Cradles of Hope

In order to curb infant mortality in Ukraine, we develop a network of neonatal centers throughout the country, with state-of-the-art medical equipment and well-trained medical staff. Thirty five “Cradles of Hope” neonatal centres have been opened by early 2021.

We strive that not a single newborn has died in Ukraine because of lack of timely, appropriate medical care and necessary equipment. While implementing nationwide project "Cradles of Hope", the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has set the following key objectives: to reduce infant mortality in the country and improve quality of lives of the saved children, and to help our country in transition to international standards for birth registration.

Continuing implementation of the program “Cradles of Hope”, in 2011 the Victor Pinchuk Foundation became a partner in the national project “New Life”. As part of this project, which focuses on opening perinatal centers throughout Ukraine, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has committed to supply intensive care units for newborns with modern medical equipment. Over the period of 2011-2013, in partnership with the “New Life”, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation equipped 13 neonatal centers.

In addition to equipping neonatal centers with the high quality equipment, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation systematically provides technical support to the neonatal centers (equipment repairs and provision of consumables to ensure nonstop functioning of the centers) and pays great attention to regular activities intended to give medical staff with the latest knowledge and technologies in neonatal nursing. Since program launch in 2006, 2 808 healthcare professionals from all regions of Ukraine have taken part in the educational events hosted by the Foundation under this program.

Since “Cradles of Hope” program launch, 663 407 infants have been born in partner hospitals. 95 076 of them were patients of intensive care and resuscitation units. According to doctors, 57 651 babies were saved due to, among other things, the equipment installed within the "Cradles of Hope" project.

The overall costs the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has invested into the program "Cradles of Hope” since its launch in 2006 totals UAH 114 025 728 (including UAH 48 563 179. 90 for implementation of the joint program with the national project ”New Life”).

More information about Cradles of Hope as well as video of all conferences for neonatologist are available on the program’s page www.kolybeli.org

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The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has recorded a lecture on volume assist-control ventilation

19.07.2021

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has recorded a video lecture on volume assist-control as one of the main modes of lung ventilation. This video is a follow-up to the online course in respiratory therapy which the Elena Pinchuk Foundation, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) designed in April 2020.

Victor Pinchuk Foundation has covered expendables for Chernivtsi Cradles of Hope centre

05.07.2021

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has provided help to its Cradles of Hope partner centre operating on the base of the Chernivtsi Oblast Children’s Clinic Hospital by covering the cost of temperature sensors and electric adaptors for artificial lung ventilation machines for the neonatal intensive care unit, worth UAH 55 560.

Victor Pinchuk Foundation has covered maintenance of medical equipment for Dnipro Cradles of Hope centre

16.06.2021

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has covered the cost of maintenance of two compressors for the neonatal intensive care unit at the Professor Rudnev Dnipro Special Mother and Child Clinical Health Centre, for an amount of UAH 75 000.

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