230 more vials of Survanta medication arrive in Kosovo

The Action for Mothers and Children and its partner in USA, AmeriCares, are happy to announce that 230 more vials of Survanta medication are already in Neonatology Unit in University Clinical Center in Kosovo, covering the need for 2015. This expensive medication is donated to AmeriCares by Abbvie Laboratories in the USA.

Infants who experience respiratory distress lack sufficient amounts of surfactant – the liquid coats inside the lungs. Babies usually don’t start producing surfactant until a few weeks after they are born. Without enough surfactant the lungs collapse and premature babies cannot breathe. Thus, Survanta is vital for prevention and treatment of RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome) and reduces the infant mortality rate. This medication itself saved 192 babies during 2014.