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Lifesaving Medicines Success Story: Iskhakov

by Katie Carroll | Mar 16, 2014

Ask anyone who’s had a child -- when a 10-month-old baby becomes very ill there are sometimes only moments to spare. That was the frightening case with little Iskhakov when he was rushed to the Republican Center of Emergency Medical Care in Uzbekistan. Fortunately for him, not only was Dr. Kholmatov Bokhodir on duty to provide emergency aid, his hospital had also recently received a shipment of urgently-needed medical supplies through the support of generous donors like you.

Iskhakov at the Center of Emergency Medical Care

Dr. Bokhodir at first kept Iskhakov breathing using an Ambu bag (hand-held respirator). Once stabilized, the tiny baby boy needed oxygen, delivered through the tubes you see in hospitals called a nasal cannula. He also relied — as he does every day — on the sterile surgical gloves, tongue depressors, catheters, syringes and intravenous needles and tubes, all provided through the generosity of supporters like you.

Without lifesaving equipment and medicines, little Iskhakov would have almost surely died.

Delivery of medical supplies & equipment in Uzbekistan

Thank you for your generosity and compassion.  You are truly saving lives for people in need.

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