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The SUN Project is bringing vital medical equipment to providers in Ukraine to help save newborns. Each day, 1000 mothers give birth in war-torn Ukraine. With many hospitals bombed or destroyed, many babies are born in settings lacking basic medical equipment.

Approximately half of all newborns will develop some level of jaundice in their first days of life, while 1 in 10 may require treatment. Neonatal jaundice is curable with blue light phototherapy. Failure to deliver this simple and effective treatment to newborns with severe cases of jaundice can result in permanent brain damage or death.

The Ukrainian Neonatology Association is urgently requesting humanitarian medical aide for jaundice management for centers in zones of active hostilities.

Due to the war situation in our country and the extreme conditions in which we have to help our newborns and their mothers today, we would like to ask you for humanitarian aid that would provide us with necessary medical equipment. For management of jaundice in newborns, we need special equipment for the possibility of its use in adapted premises during active hostilities.”    T.K. Znamenskaya (President of Ukrainian Neonatology Association)

The BWH Global Advancement of Infants and Mothers (AIM) lab and Little Sparrows Technologies developed a set of low-cost tools to identify and treat newborn jaundice in resource-limited settings (for more information look below).

In response, the SUN project is raising funds to manufacture and transport this basic equipment to Ukrainian hospitals and facilities most in need, partnering with physicians, hospitals, and NGOs in the region. With your support we can reach our donation goal and send this much needed equipment to help newborns and families in Ukraine. 

With your support we can send this much needed equipment to help newborns and families in Ukraine. 

Project Updates from Ukraine

The Bili-kit for Jaundice Management 

The BWH Global Advancement of Infants and Mothers (AIM) lab and Little Sparrows Technologies developed a set of low-cost tools to identify and treat newborn jaundice in resource-limited settings (for more information see Bilikit below). The SUN project is raising funds to provide essential newborn medical equipment and supplies to Ukrainian hospitals and facilities most in need, partnering with physicians, hospitals, and NGOs in the region. With your support we can reach our donation goal and send this much needed equipment to help newborns and families in Ukraine. 

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