The 280 Days Charitable Fund, which fights pregnancy complications in Ukraine, provided modern, expensive equipment to the Maternity Hospital of the Chernihiv City Council with the support of the UNDP project "EU for Dialogue: Strengthening Ukraine's Resilience to Respond to the Urgent Needs of Central and Local Authorities and the War-Affected Population", funded by the European Union.
The Maternity Hospital of the Chernihiv City Council
provides highly qualified obstetric, gynecological and neonatal care to residents of Chernihiv and the region. The Chernihiv region suffered from the Russian full-scale invasion; the maternity hospital itself was shelled. The shelling of the region continues to this day.
The medical institution is the only one in the region that specializes in preterm births and also accepts pregnant women with severe extragenital pathology. The number of preterm births has doubled since the beginning of the full-scale invasion due to significant stress in pregnant women, poor nutrition, and infections. The maternity hospital lacked high-quality equipment to provide effective care using all the facility's capacities.
As part of the project "Improving the Reproductive Safety of the Community of Chernihiv and Chernihiv Oblast", the 280 Days Charitable Fund purchased and handed over to the maternity hospital a Versana Balance ultrasound diagnostic system, 7 L8 LED+LCD fetal monitors, which allow for the examination of multiple pregnancies, and 2 Brightfield Healthcare multi-parameter patient monitors for monitoring the condition of the fetus and mother, with a total value of UAH 1,419,000.
"Due to the full-scale invasion, the demographic crisis in Ukraine has significantly worsened. The birth rate is rapidly declining, and therefore the value of each pregnancy is incredibly increasing. In such circumstances, pregnant Ukrainian women deserve to have access to high-quality diagnostic equipment that will allow doctors to recognise complications in time and respond to them promptly. We are happy that, thanks to the support of the United Nations Development Programme, we were able to provide the Chernihiv City Council Maternity Hospital with the necessary equipment to give babies in Chernihiv and the region the best possible start in life," said Alesia Azarova, founder of the 280 Days Charitable Fund.
"Protecting and caring for new life is protecting the future of Ukraine. Every day, the doctors of our medical facility make incredible efforts to help women who have made the courageous decision to become mothers despite the horrors of war. We are extremely grateful to the benefactors for the equipment purchased, which has significantly increased the maternity hospital's capacity to provide quality care to pregnant women," says Vasyl Gusak, director of the Municipal Non-Commercial Enterprise "Maternity Hospital" of the Chernihiv City Council.
"The maternity hospital in Chernihiv has been operating as a perinatal center for the past decade. It is a super-cluster facility, a tertiary level center, providing specialized care to the population of the entire region. The medical staff of the maternity center performs their work conscientiously despite the closeness to the border with the enemy, helping residents of the region and IDP women to experience the joy of motherhood. Together with our partners, we are making efforts to equip the region's medical institutions with the most modern equipment for the sake of future generations and express our sincere gratitude to the benefactors for strengthening the Chernihiv maternity hospital," says Zhanna Sherstyuk, Deputy Head of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration. For reference:
The 280 Days Charitable Fund fights pregnancy complications in Ukraine and takes care of pregnant women. The Foundation supports maternity hospitals and perinatal centers with the purchase of equipment and related products, provides targeted aid to pregnant women, and implements information projects for parents-to-be.
The project "Improving the Reproductive Safety of the Community of Chernihiv and Chernihiv Oblast" was implemented by the 280 Days Charitable Foundation as part of the UNDP project "EU for Dialogue: Strengthening Ukraine's Resilience to Respond to the Urgent Needs of Central and Local Authorities and the War-Affected Population" with the financial support of the European Union.