Feb 16, 2017

65,000 Babies Screened for Heart Defects in Tbilisi - Program Expansion To Two New Areas is Underway

Thanks to your ongoing support, the newborn heart screening program in Tbilisi has now been fully sustained by the Ministry of Health!

To date in Tbilisi, where all newborns are now routinely screened for heart defects, nearly 65,000 babies have been screened. Of those screened, 176 were identified with heart defects - 37 had confirmed critical heart defects. All babies received prompt treatment at the Jo Ann Cardiovascular Center. All have survived thanks to this life-saving program.

The healthcare community has been enthusiastic about the CCHD screening program. Ia Davitaia, MD, PhD, President of the Association of Neonatologists of Georgia says, “The RVF CCHD screening program is vital to ensuring the health of our newborn patients. The program has saved the lives of babies with CCHD who might not have survived without the screening program.”

For second-time mother Tamar, the benefits of our program are very clear: “I am thankful to everyone, they saved my baby’s life” Our screening program caught her son Giorgi's life-threatening critical heart defect while there was still time to treat it. Without early detection and prompt treatment, Giorgi may not have survived. Tamar explained, “My son Giorgi was born with a complex heart disease. We came to the Jo Ann Medical Clinic and he received three surgeries and they were all successful. I am thankful to everyone, they saved my baby’s life.”

Review the report attachments below for more information or visit our website at www.rostropovich.org.  Have any questions or feedback on the program? Comment here, or contact me directly at kmm@rostropovich.org

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Nov 18, 2016

Over 60,000 Babies Screened for Heart Defects in Tbilisi - Program to be Expanded to Kvemo Kartli

Thanks to your ongoing support, the newborn heart screening program in Tbilisi has now been fully sustained by the Ministry of Health! However, other infants in the country are still in urgent need of this life-saving screening program. We need just $3,909 to expand our program to the Kvemo Kartli region – an area where newborns are especially in need of life-saving heart screening. A donation as small as $10 can help make a world of difference!

To date in Tbilisi, where all newborns are now routinely screened for heart defects, over 61,000 babies have been screened. Of those screened, 172 were identified with heart defects - 36 had confirmed critical heart defects. All babies received prompt treatment at the Jo Ann Cardiovascular Center. All have survived thanks to this life-saving program.

The healthcare community has been enthusiastic about the CCHD screening program. Ia Davitaia, MD, PhD, President of the Association of Neonatologists of Georgia says, “The RVF CCHD screening program is vital to ensuring the health of our newborn patients. The program has saved the lives of babies with CCHD who might not have survived without the screening program. ”

Review the report attachments below for more information or visit our website at www.rostropovich.org.  Have any questions or feedback on the program? Comment here, or contact me directly at kmm@rostropovich.org

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Sep 21, 2016

Tbilisi Heart Screening Sustained- Need to Expand!

Two Nurses Screen Baby for Heart Defects
Two Nurses Screen Baby for Heart Defects

Thanks to your ongoing support, the newborn heart screening program in Tbilisi has now been fully sustained by the Ministry of Health! However, other infants in the country are still in urgent need of this life-saving screening program.  On September 21st, GlobalGiving is sponsoring a bonus matching day for all donations. Matching funds are limited and will be released at 6am EDT and 12pm EDT. We need just $10,000 to expand our program to the Kvemo Kartli region – an area where newborns are especially in need of life-saving heart screening. A donation as small as $10 can help make a world of difference!  

To date in Tbilisi, where all newborns are now routinely screened for heart defects, nearly  55,000 babies have been screened. Of those screened, 165 were identified with heart defects  - 35 of those had confirmed critical heart defects. All babies received prompt treatment at the Jo Ann Cardiovascular Center. All have survived thanks to this life-saving program.

The Georgian healthcare community is enthusiastic about the CCHD screening program. Ia Davitaia, MD, PhD, President of the Association of Neonatologists of Georgia says, “The RVF CCHD screening program is vital to ensuring the health of our newborn patients. The program has saved the lives of babies with CCHD who might not have survived without the screening program. ”

Review the report attachments below for more information or visit our website at www.rostropovich.org.  Have any questions or feedback on the program? Comment here, or contact me directly at kmm@rostropovich.org

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