Jolanta Martinoff joined CMCF’s Board of Trustees and Directors in 2011 and has worked tirelessly to cultivate and strengthen CMCF’s partnerships and programs in both Poland and Ukraine, with a particular emphasis on the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital.
Ms. Martinoff collaborates closely with Zoryana Ivanyuk, CMCF’s Country Managing Director for Ukraine. She has introduced new initiatives and identified resources to initiate an intensive English instruction for aspiring Ukrainian fellows, enabling a broader range of training opportunities.
Ms. Martinoff has also been a key liaison in the planning phase of Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital’s transformation into the first Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center in all of Ukraine.
On September 25, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine signed the Memorandum of Understanding and cooperation with the Children’s Medical Care Foundation.
This is the first step towards cooperation aimed at increasing the level of provision of neonatal care in Ukraine through the introduction of advanced neonatal practices that have proven effectiveness.
“For us, the cooperation and support provided to Ukrainian doctors by the Children’s Neonatology Foundation for Children is important. After all, we understand that it is precisely from the level of training of the doctor and his desire for self-improvement that depends on the patient’s life and health, therefore, investment in training and high-quality knowledge of doctors are really invaluable, “stressed the acting. Minister of Health Ulyana Suprun.
The cooperation includes the involvement of Ukrainian doctors in the international exchange program, support for active participants of the Program in major international forums, international trainings experts for neonatal practitioners, doctors of children’s anesthetists, nurses, and the development and implementation of a concept for the development of neonatal care.
“If we work as a team – the Ministry, the healthcare institutions, our Foundation, then we can achieve significant success in this work. We will start with small steps to achieve high results, “said Bjorn Martinoff, President of the Children’s Care Foundation.
The first lady met on Monday at the Presidential Palace with Bjoern Martinoff, the president of the Children’s Medical Care Foundation and his wife Jolanta Martinoff. They were accompanied by prof. Maria Katarzyna Borszewska-Kornacka, head of the Neonatology Clinic of the Warsaw Medical University in the. Ks. Anna Mazowiecka.
For more than 30 years, the Children’s Medical Care Foundation has helped significantly in the development of Polish medicine by providing training and support for the research of Polish neonatologists, pediatric oncologists, anesthesiologists and pediatric surgeons in world renowned medical centers. Recently, pediatricians have also supported the eastern border of Poland, especially in Ukraine. Training programs in the role of lecturers are attended by Polish doctors.
The Children’s Medical Care Foundation (CMCF) was founded in Los Angeles in 1981 by its chief founder, Stefan Wolf, a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the Polish side pioneers of cooperation with the CMCF were outstanding pediatric surgeons prof. Zygmunt Kaliciński and prof. Kazimierz Lozinski both from Warsaw, and from neonatologists prof. Irena Twarowska from Poznań, creator of Polish contemporary neonatology.
During the interview, Agata Kornhauser-Duda thanked the Foundation for its commitment and activity to Polish neonatology and initiatives supporting premature babies and their parents.