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Enhancing healthcare through technology. The first paediatric cardiovascular surgery training laboratory

Partner: The Virtuosa Foundation
Budget: EUR 123,000

The Globalworth Foundation joined efforts with the Virtuosa Foundation to build the first paediatric cardiovascular surgery training laboratory for the cardiovascular clinic at The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, Poland.

With an investment of € 123,000, the Globalworth Foundation will purchase a high-end medical simulator for training in ultrasound-related examinations and interventions, a transoesophageal echocardiography module and an ultrasound system designed for emergency rooms, intensive care units and operating theatres.

Annually, around 1,000 paediatric cardiology professionals (cardiologists, students, physicians specialising in other fields and other healthcare professionals) will improve their knowledge and practical skills in paediatric cardiovascular diagnosis and will practice various interventional procedures on the simulator.

The funding of this paediatric cardiology laboratory takes place at a time when congenital heart defects in children are one of the most frequent causes of mortality during the first year of life of newborns in Poland. Around 4,000 children are born with congenital heart defects, i.e., an incidence of around 0.8% up to 1.2% of babies born alive.

Funding such projects is one of our solutions to improve the quality of life of children with cardiovascular disease, both in Poland and in Romania. We want to ensure sufficient medical personnel – physicians and specialised nurses – to care for children with this type of disorders, seeing as there aren’t any such laboratories in Poland that use modern teaching techniques said” Georgiana Iliescu, Executive Director of the Globalworth Foundation.

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute (IPCZD), the largest and most modern paediatric hospital in Poland, has one of the best medical teams in Poland.  The top-class equipment helps provide assistance to children around the country, as more than 70% of patients come from cities other than Warsaw.