A mother checks on her daughter at a maternity hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
A mother checks on her daughter at a maternity hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

War triggers spike in premature births in Ukraine

  • International health agency Unitaid said the premature baby rate in some Ukrainian hospitals went up from 12 per cent to 40 per cent since the invasion
  • It has provided portable oxygen equipment to health centres in the country to help them cope

A mother checks on her daughter at a maternity hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
A mother checks on her daughter at a maternity hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
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