Global health aid agency “Unitaid” donates 220 specialized portable breathing devices for premature babies to Ukraine
Global health aid agency “Unitaid” is donating 220 specialized portable breathing devices to Ukraine that can help save the lives of premature babies even in frontline hospitals where there is no electrical power, Reuters reports.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, has seen hundreds of hospitals damaged or destroyed, disrupting supply lines and placing newborn babies at risk of death or disability from a lack of access to equipment and oxygen.
Herve Verhoosel, the spokesperson for Unitaid, told a media briefing that the war was causing extra stress on pregnant women, leading to an increase in the number of premature births, which had tripled in some areas.
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