Perinatal Medical Equipment for Ukraine

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A humanitarian project
This project is for funds to purchase a perinatal laparoscopy set for the Regional Perinatal Center in Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine. The objective is to reduce the morbidity and fatality rates among pregnant women and infants en utero. Currently they have no way to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Because of the cost of the project, and the fact that it is in two distinct sets of equipment and quotes, we split it into two projects. This first project for the 2014-2015 year to get the base equipment purchased, then the second part of the project for the 2015-2016 year that will purchase the OB/GYN (or Perinatal) portion of the equipment and possibly also provide a vocational training team. When implemented, this project will provide the first laparoscopy set in this region of Ukraine and will provide the ability to perform less invasive surgeries for pregnant women. As a result we will see improved morbidity and mortality rates among pregnant women and infants.
Which goals of this area of focus will your project support?

  • Reducing the mortality and morbidity rate for children under the age of five
  • Reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rate
  • Improving access to essential medical services, trained community health leaders and health care providers for mothers and their children

Where will your project take place?
City or town: Ivano-Frankivsk (UKRAINE)
The role that host Rotarians will have in this project.
ROLE: Communication Liason –
Responsibility: Work with the Ivano-Frankivsk – Regional Perinatal Center to ensure that Impact Analysis Surveys are completed fully and in a timely manner to certify that Rotary requirements are met.
Responsibility: Send Impact Analysis Survey results, personal impact statements, and status updates to International Rotarians on a consistent semi-annual basis.
ROLE: Public Relations Liason –
Responsibility: PR brochure/flyer distribution to strategic endpoints, Facebook campaign.
The role that international Rotarians will have in this project.
The role of the international Rotarians will be to support the host Rotary club in this project as well as the next related project already discussed. A needs assessment for a vocational training team from the U.S (and possibly other countries) will be conducted and, if needed, put together and sent over with the next project. After this, we will stay in contact with the Ivano-Frankivsk Rotary club to monitor this project and work on some others that have already been discussed.


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