Helping Newborns





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Peru

Location: Trujillo

Total Budget: $189,984

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

The Regional Teaching Hospital (HRDT) in the city of Trujillo, department of La Libertad - Peru, is a level III-1 hospital, responsible for meeting the health needs of the population in its referential area, providing INTEGRAL AMBULATORY AND HIGHLY SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL CARE, with emphasis on the recovery and rehabilitation of health problems.

Half of the population from La Libertad (941,2025) is attended at the Regional Teaching Hospital of Trujillo, being a part of this population the NEWBORN, who are the most vulnerable.

The NEONATOLOGY service of the HRDT has the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (UCIN, in spanish) which is the functional area dedicated to the care of the critically ill newborn in a condition of instability and persistent severity, which requires SPECIALIZED CARE OF HIGH COMPLEXITY OF DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT to preserve life; for this, it must have some furniture and a high-tech equipment for specific activities of the service. The attention must be guaranteed 24 hours a day.

Currently, the NEONATOLOGY service has the infrastructure to provide care to twelve neonates, however, the equipment must be renewed due to technological advances since some of the equipment is more than ten years old.

There are nine INCUBATORS for the UCIN that are eleven years old and have malfunctions, and there are 7 NEONATAL MECHANICAL VENTILATORS in use. Given the demand of patients, many times they have had more than seven patients requiring mechanical ventilation, which cause delays in care that can lead the neonate to a state of greater severity, generating an increase in mortality.

In the pandemic we live in, it has generated that the pregnant mother presents severe or critical COVID 19 conditioning increased morbidity of newborns, prematurity and other serious complications generated by the fetal inflammatory response that leads to the newborn to remain for a long time in the neonatal intensive care unit and mechanical ventilation.

All this justifies the NEED to implement the UCIN with modern equipment and in an enough number to provide quality care and no newborn dies for not having everything that is required in a neonatal intensive care unit of a Category III Hospital and, thus, meet the physical goals in the component "Access of newborns to neonatal intensive care services".

Knowing the problems of the Hospital in the Neonatology service, the Rotary Club of Trujillo wishes to help with the acquisition of:

• Two(2) Dual Neonatal Incubators


Model: DUAL INCU I $ 83,334. USD.

• Two (2) Mechanical Ventilators



Model: BABYLOG VN600 $ 102,150. USD.

• Conditioning Environments $ 3,000. USD.

• Training to Doctors and Assistants $ 1,500. USD.


TOTAL $ 189,984. USD

Trujillo, May 08, 2022

Primary Host Partner

District: 4465

Rotary Club of: Trujillo

Primary Contact: Carlos Castrillon

Email: ccl48289@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4975

Rotary Club of: Bulevar

Primary Contact: Omar Adi

Email: adi@adinet.com.uy

Project Status

Need $186,384
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Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2236088.

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