For

Newborns

Czech Republic

With the "For Newborns" program, we want to support premature babies and their families, covering all three phases – before, during, and after birth. We cooperate with two NGO partners: Vita et Futura (Endowment Fund for development of gynecology and obstetrics) and Nadace Leontinka (Leontinka Foundation).
With Vita et Futura we support the maternity hospital U Apolináře in Prague with the supply of modern diagnostic equipment helping predict risk factors during pregnancy and delivery, to reduce the number and impact of long-lasting disabilities. In cooperation with Nadace Leontinka, we support the early care social service provided to premature newborns that require dedicated assistance, right after birth in the Maternity hospital České Budějovice and later, during the first months of babies' lives, also at families' homes across the Czech Republic.

With our activities, we aim to identify health complications early and provide adequate support in case of a complicated delivery.

The program

We have been supporting Vita et Futura Endowment Fund to improve conditions in obstetrics and child care in prenatal (during pregnancy) and perinatal (after delivery) phases, since 2018. At the beginning of 2020, we have partnered with Nadace Leontinka to strengthen the early care of premature babies with visual impairment.

PARTNERS

Vita et Futura
Nadace Leontinka

Local activities

Improving conditions in maternity hospitals to prevent newborns´ health complications

Vita et Futura Endowment Fund has been actively helping to improve conditions in obstetrics and child care since 1991, with the aim of preventing complications during pregnancy and delivery that can result in severe life consequences or even cause death. The Human Safety Net has been supporting the Fund's overall scope of activities aimed at the general public, medical students, and pregnant women and babies. It also contributed to acquiring advanced medical equipment to identify symptoms of dangerous illnesses in newborns and a birth simulator for future midwives and medical students training, in addition to supporting the set up of the perinatology intensive care centre.

Supporting visually impaired premature babies and their families

Nadace Leontinka (Leontinka Foundation) mission is ‘bring light’ to the lives of children with visual impairment. We support visually impaired premature babies, offering them and their parents a professional help free of charge via early care social service in the maternity hospital in České Budějovice and in family settings across the whole Czech Republic. A dedicated, timely, and consistent plan for parents supported by professional advice and supervision of the social workers can make a massive difference in the state of babies' health. Everyday training and stimulation of children's eyesight can reduce their visual impairment up to 100%. Our long term goal is to extend the early care to other regional hospitals to help as many newborns and families as possible.