Dr. Oleg Turkot is in close contact with many Ukrainian medical professionals, and we are keeping our friends and partners close to our hearts.
In this state of emergency, hospitals must convert maternity wards to emergency facilities for incoming casualties. Many physicians and those with medical experience are being mobilized to military units and hospitals.
A hospital Kybele works closely with, Maternity Hospital Number Six, has taken a social media pledge to do everything they can to take care of their women and babies. Even in these times of crisis, women are still giving birth and needing care for their growing families.
There is a strong sense of unity in Ukraine right now, they are in this together - but they are scared.
Dr. Turkot shared, “We have a commitment to Ukrainian moms, children, and taking care of them. That commitment does not change. It may be that projects alter in their format, but we are there ready to support as needed through these difficult and trying times."
The New York Times tweeted this video showing newborn infants from the neonatal intensive care unit at a children’s hospital in Dnipro, in eastern Ukraine, were moved into a makeshift bomb shelter on a lower level of the building on Thursday.
Our hearts are with Ukraine during this time. They need our help.
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