Retail chain Delhaize donates € 200,000 to UNICEF for neonatal units in Serbia


The retail chain Delhaize Serbia donated 200,000 euros to UNICEF for the modernisation and equipping of neonatal units in our country, the company said on Tuesday.

It added that the largest private-sector donation this year would enable the purchase of the first transport vehicle for children and a device for therapeutic hypothermia of newborns for the Neonatology Center in Kragujevac, as well as for the Institute of Child and Youth Health in Vojvodina province’s capital of Novi Sad.

The donation includes professional education for doctors, nurses and other medical staff in getting familiar with the latest knowledge and procedures in neonatology.

„This is the first transport vehicle intended for premature babies and children up to the age of 18. We express huge gratitude to the Delhaize Srbija and also to UNICEF, which has been with us for years,“ director of the Clinic for Pediatrics at the University Medical Center Kragujevac, Dr Andjelka Stojkovic said.

The transport vehicle will enable the most endangered prematurely born and sick newborns to reach the nearest neonatal intensive care unit on time to save them.

„We are always very proud and happy when, as a company, we have the opportunity to provide support to the local community in which we live and work. Neonatal units are an extremely important segment of the health system and that is why the donation is intended for their modernisation, the foundation of healthier and more beautiful growing up of future generations and children from Kragujevac, Vojvodina, as well as other parts of Serbia, Jan-Willem Dockheer, CEO of Delhaize Serbia, said.