The Globalworth Foundation invested € 123,000 in the first paediatric cardiovascular surgery training laboratory for the cardiovascular clinic at The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, Poland.
Globalworth Foundation purchased 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 specializing in other fields and other healthcare professionals) will improve their knowledge and practical skills in pediatric 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.
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.
The project was developed in cooperation with the Virtuosa Foundation.