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“BDayVyklyk: first breath” project has handed breath resuscitator to Cradles of Hope Centre in Zaporizhzhia

On February 14th, 2020, Under the charity project “BDayVyklyk: first breath” initiated by Ukrainian Kateryna Sadova, the eleventh infant breath resuscitator NeoPuff TM RD-900 has been purchased for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s Cradles of Hope partner centre operating on the base of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Perinatal Centre. The amount of UAH 125 000 to buy the device was provided by Manus Dei charity foundation that has supported the implementation of the project for the second time.

UAH 1 391 248 has been collected under the “BDayVyklyk: first breath” project. 11 devices have been purchased by now for Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Uzhgorod, Chernihiv, Khmelnytsky (oblast and city perinatal centres), Odessa, Kropyvnytsky, Vinnytsia, Sumy and Zaporizhzhia. Additionally, it is planned to install NeoPuffs at Cradles of Hope partner centres in Dnipro, Lviv and Izmail. The project can be supported on the web site of the Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace.

Natalia Tytova, head of the newborn intensive care unit: “We are sincerely grateful to the philanthropists who have made our dream come true. Thanks to this device, we will be able to introduce at our centre a new method of providing breath support to preterm babies in the delivery room during the first, “gold-worth” minutes of life. The experience of our peers from other perinatal centres proves the high efficiency of this method and good results in treatment of the littlest patients, and we are really happy with this new professional opportunity and the fact that we will be able to save infants at an even better quality level.”

The Zaporizhzhia Oblast Perinatal Centre is established on the base of former City Delivery House 5. it started operating after its reconstruction in November 2013. The centre’s capacity is 124 beds, and it hosts 3000 to 3500 deliveries every year. The perinatal centre includes eight entities: the consultation and diagnosis unit, the pathological pregnancy and extragenital pathology unit, the delivery unit with 9 individual delivery sections and surgery rooms, the anaesthesiology and intensive care unit with elements of efferent therapy, the new-born intensive care unit, the post-intensive care and 2nd stage nursing unit, the gynaecology unit with minimal invasive technology, and the clinic and diagnosis laboratory.

Help to preterm babies and infants in critical condition is provided in the newborn intensive care unit, where 350 children are treated on average every year. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation also contributed to the upgrading of this unit in 2013 by opening on its base its 32nd Cradles of Hope partner centre and by providing it with up-to-date medical equipment for rescuing and nursing of preterm babies amounting more than UAH 3.8 million. 

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