Preventing preterm births in Romania: new project by Asociatia Prematurilor

Asociatia Prematurilor, one of our collaboration partners in Romania, started a new project called ‘Caravan for pregnant women and mothers at risk’. The objective is to prevent preterm births in the country by providing preventive medical check-ups for pregnant women from disadvantaged areas in Romania.

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The initiative aims to evaluate and monitor pregnant women in ten disadvantaged localities in Romania, with a high infant mortality. Therefore, a mobile caravan accompanied by two doctors, a nurse, a nutrition consultant will travel to one of the localities on a weekly basis. As part of the pregnancy monitoring activity, an ultrasound examination, blood glucose control, and rapid urine tests for mothers at risk of hypertension will be performed. The caravan will reach 600 direct beneficiaries from the counties: Calarasi, Ialomita, Giurgiu, Ilfov and Teleorman.

The funding of the project is supported by the CSR programme of Kaufland Romania.

Diana Gamulescu, President of Asociatia Prematurilor is enthusiastic about the new project: “We hope that we can bring a little change by supporting these mothers in taking care of their pregnancies and children.”

Further information (in Romanian, website Asociatia Prematurilor)