Ukraine: Saving Lives at Birth
For many Ukrainian women, the deadly Russian invasion came as they were preparing to bring new life into the world. Many hospitals and maternity wards have been in the firing line, damaged or destroyed, and cut off from essential medical supplies since Russia launched its assault on the country.
In concern for women giving birth and children being born in a war zone, in shelters, hospital basements, and other places where saving and protecting lives is extremely difficult, we have appealed to people of goodwill worldwide for assistance.
Thanks to the support of the Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation, the news portal naTemat.pl , and the Polish Humanitarian Team, we have delivered 700 sterile life-saving maternal kits, known as MAMA KIT, to hospitals in Pavlohrad, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, and Dnipro. MAMA KIT is an emergency birthing kit that contains all tools needed to provide a clean and safe delivery even in a harsh environment. It prevents the risk of infection during labor and reduces the number of women and newborns deaths that can occur during childbirth. The birthing kits were accompanied by postpartum packages containing 16,000 reusable sanitary pads generously donated by The Pachamama Project Foundation.
Check the article in „The Ambassador” here.