Updated: Aug 12
Today at UA Brokers Without Borders we are launching a new project that targets the needs of maternity hospitals and perinatal centers in Ukraine.
As a result of Russian hostilities in Ukraine, there is an increase in complicated and premature births, and doctors are forced to provide medical care to women and newborns in extremely limited conditions facing acute shortage of specialized medications.
What is problem?
Among other challenges, there is a rise of medical issues caused by poor sanitary conditions in the places where children stay and where they receive medical treatment.
The medicines that treat these life threatening conditions still can be bought in Ukraine. Prior to war, they were either provided by hospitals or acquired by people at their own expense. However, at the times of war individuals lost their income, and the government experiences acute budgetary constraints. This leads to a situation, whereby this part of the population is left without adequate medical care.
What a Solution is?
Bought medications in deficit
We have aggregated the needs of 32 children hospitals, selected the most critical medications in deficit that can still be bought in Ukraine still, and negotiated with medical distributors best prices. If we can find enough donations, we can almost immediately start delivery of these medications to the hospitals.
Curosurf - treatment of premature babies to allow them to breathe normally; 530 packages of this medication are needed per month, one pack costs $500/p.
Ampholip - treatment of infectious complications (fungal infections); 1100 packages of this medication are needed per month, one pack costs $85/p.
A Donation could be made at: https://donorbox.org/medications-for-maternity-hospitals-and-perinatal-centers