The Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC) is partnering with the Children of War Foundation, a nonprofit distributor of medical equipment and physicians, to help the victims in Ukraine affected by the ongoing war.
NHMC is donating multiple pallets of medical supplies, including badly needed products such as infant formula and bottles, surgical instruments, tourniquets, syringes, PPE and other essential items.
The foundation has already sent out a surgical team to Ukraine to provide aid and services for those injured during the invasion.
The NHMC donation will be the second of at least three shipments Children of War will be sending out to Ukraine and Poland.
“The first deployment was all critical medical supplies — surgical and pediatric supplies — that were donated from various clinicians and hospitals,” said Amel Najjar, founder of the foundation.
“NHMC will be sending multiple pallets of baby formula, pediatrics supplies, general surgical supplies and wound care, which we will pick up next week.”
Najjar said the third shipment would be the surgical team that is headed to Poland. The surgical team currently working in Ukraine is scheduled to return this weekend.