Project HOPE is responding to needs of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, including those internally displaced within the country and refugees who have fled to neighboring countries in the region. In Poland, Project HOPE has team members in Krakow and Rzezrow coordinating with United Nations and United States Government agencies and other responding organizations and partners. In Krakow, Project HOPE is supporting the needs of refugees, particularly through increasing access to health care for children from Ukraine through support to the University Children’s Hospital (UCH).
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Project HOPE’s Emergency Response Team in Poland has been collaborating with leadership at the University Children’s Hospital (UCH) and providing support through medical supplies as the hospital is beginning to receive an increasing number of Ukrainian children.
Due to the increasing number of children with both acute and chronic health needs coming to Poland from Ukraine, UCH is in the process of establishing an intensive care unit specifically for children from Ukraine so that the hospital can absorb the influx in patients and provide the critical levels of care for these children. Hospital leadership has shared an initial needs list of medical equipment and supplies for this unit with Project HOPE. Required medical equipment listed include items such as a cardio monitoring system, a defibrillator, patient warmers, vital signs monitors, infusion pumps, an ultrasound, EKG apparatus, pulse oximeters and high flow breathing therapy apparatus.