• Our Scope of Work

Neonatology & Perinatology

Neonatology – a branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants.

Perinatology – the subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of mothers, fetuses, and infants during the perinatal period.

The goal of the Neonatology and Perinatology program is to improve infant survival rates in Ukraine by providing state-of-the-art medical equipment to maternity and children’s hospitals, with the majority of the effort going towards strengthening the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).  
 
One complete NICU saves about 80 infants each year.

For the partner hospitals which receive technology that they had not previously utilized, CCRDF arranges trainings, both with the mechanical engineers that installed the equipment as well as with other partner hospitals that already utilize the same piece of equipment.    

Throughout the past years, CCRDF works to monitor and assess the progress of partner hospitals.

Pediatric Oncology

The main goal of the Pediatric Oncology program is to reduce the child mortality rate and improve the quality of medical assistance by purchasing urgently needed laboratory equipment, reagents, and supplies for partner oncology hospitals.

Chornobyl’s adverse health effects continue to affect today’s population.

Official Ministry of Health of Ukraine statistics state that approximately 1,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in Ukraine each year. In reality, about 1,500 new cancer cases among children in Ukraine are found each year, according to the Head Pediatric Oncologist of Ukraine, Dr. Hryhoriy Klymniuk. The discrepancy in the statistics can be attributed to the fact that not all tumors are included in the national cancer registry. The 5-year survival rate for all childhood cancers in Ukraine was about 40% in 2005. This number is quite low in comparison to the 5-year survival rate for all childhood cancers in the United States, which was 79.6% in 1996-2003.

To combat these statistics, CCRDF purchases essential medical equipment and supplies that no modern leukaemia treatment center should be without.

In 2008, the Kharkiv City Children’s Hospital #16 reported that the pediatric mortality rate was at 0,4%, a rate two times less than in 2006 and three times less than in 2003.  Through the use of sophisticated diagnostic laboratory equipment we can derive at early diagnosis of cancer; therefore, institute early corrective measures.

Infant Cardiac Surgery

Each year, more than 8,000 children in Ukraine are born with congenital heart defects, as stated by the head of the Ukrainian Children’s Cardiac Centre, Dr. Illya Yemets in 2008. Of these, 2,000 will die within the first year of life and many more will become cardiac invalids. With timely diagnosis, physician training and proper equipment, most of these children could be saved. CCRDF is working to reverse these sad statistics by providing state-of-the-art equipment and training to enable doctors in Ukraine to perform life-saving operations, to reduce the risk of infections, and to provide effective post-operative recovery using sophisticated intensive care.

Orphanage

Since 2001, CCRDF has been working with 3 orphanages to improve the quality of life of orphans year-round at orphanages for severely mentally and physically disabled children through nutritional, educational, and physical therapy programs.

 

Donetsk Regional Center for Mother and Child Welfare

M. M. Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery

Bakhchysaray Central District Hospital

Cherkasy Regional Maternity Center

Chernihiv City Maternity Center

Chernivtsi City Children’s Clinical Hospital

Chernivtsi City Maternity Center №2

Chernivtsi Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital № 1

Crimea State Children’s Clinical Hospital

Prof. M. I. Rudnev Dnipropetrovsk City Children’s Clinical Hospital № 3

Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Perinatal Center

Izmail City Maternity Hospital

Kharkiv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital № 1

Kherson Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Khmelnytskyi City Perinatal Center

Kyiv City Children’s Clinical Hospital №2

Lviv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital Ohmatdyt

Odesa Regional Perinatal Center

Poltava City Children’s Clinical Hospital

Uzhgorod City Clinical Hospital

Volodymyrets Central District Hospital

Volyn Regional Children’s Territorial Medical Center

Odesa Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Rivne Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Poltava City Maternity Clinical Center

Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

Research Centre for Radiation Medicine of Ukrainian Academy of Science

Kharkiv City Children’s Clinical Hospital №16

National Cancer Institute

Rivne Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Zhytomyr Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

M. M. Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery

Lviv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital Ohmatdyt

Ukrainian Children’s Cardiac Center

Kherson Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital

Puhachiv orphanage for disabled children

Zaluchchya orphanage for disabled children

Znamyanka orphanage for disabled children