Helping to 8,600 pregnant women and young mothers in the conflict zone in Donbas
According to UNICEF, 45 to 57% of pregnant women and young mothers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have high levels of anemia and folic acid deficiency, leading to many pathologies of pregnancy and early childhood. Poor medical supervision and lack of a balanced diet are the main reasons.
In February and March 2017, AICM Ukraine already provided assistance to 1,600 pregnant and lactating women by providing them with medical observation and blood tests, as well as special drugs that were transferred to 3 hospitals for those with laboratory abnormalities. The analysis of the results showed that the level of pathological pregnancies and children's problems decreased by 50% between the beginning of this operation and June 2017, to become lower than the standards of the rest of the country.
The second mission will involve 8,600 women, of whom 3,500 will be subject to special monitoring and appropriate treatment.
The results will be analyzed by February 2018 in collaboration with local doctors.
At the same time, 4 maternity hospitals provide 1,500 doses of oxytocin to prevent bleeding during childbirth, in addition to the 1,500 doses that were already sent in June last year thanks to our generous donors.