HUMANITARIAN AID: PEDIATRICS
AICM Humanitarian Fund is very concerned about the situation of children's hospitals in Ukraine, the main pathologies of childhood and modern methods of treatment. The humanitarian assistance provided from 2005 to 2014 focused on the early detection of heart defects, care for young patients with epilepsy, emergency surgery and infectious diseases, and assistance at the Institute of Child Psychiatry.
Since 2014, AICM has focused on helping pediatric hospitals located in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, whose equipment was missing or out of order. Equipment and medicines on more than two million euros were delivered from both sides of the front to 34 hospitals (GCA zone controlled by the government, NGCA, zone not controlled by the government).
The most significant actions were:
- Repairs in the outpatient clinic and pediatric center of the Rubezhny hospital after the hostilities (Luhansk district of the GCA) in the period from 2016 to 2019. 250 delivered medical and laboratory materials provide ongoing services to a population of 55,000 people.
- Assistance to children with leukemia in the territory not controlled by the Ukrainian government (NGCA) in Donetsk, with the help of very expensive equipment and treatment thanks to the Swiss Confederation and the European Community.
- Direct assistance with materials and medicines for children in 17 emergency departments in the Donetsk region NGCA.
- A global campaign to distribute vitamin A to 150,000 children throughout the conflict zone through local pediatricians in GCA and NGCA.
- Emergency kits in 18 pediatric ambulances as well as portable defibrillators in NGCA.
- Support for maternity hospitals with GCA and NGCA materials and training (Ultrasound, Ventilators, Ultraviolet lamps, Incubators, Monitors, Billitests, Small automated laboratories, etc.).
- Equipment for blood transfusion and artificial kidney for 5 hematology centers, as well as water filtration machines and reagents at GCA and NGCA.
- And for children or expectant mothers infected with HIV, the provision of appropriate treatment provided by the Global Fund Against HIV and the European Community (NGCA).