A 20-year-old woman has been charged with murder after the discovery of the bodies of three new-born children in the basement of a house in the northern village of Czerniki.
Launched by Poznań’s Franciszek Raszeja Hospital, the Senior Maluszka Tuli (‘Seniors Hug Babies’) project is the first of its kind in Poland and was created to provide infants with attention that they might not otherwise receive.
The number of newborn Polish children dropped from 300,000 in 2021 to 290,000 in 2022, according to a new report published in the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) newspaper on Thursday.
Produced by Sygnis SA, the lifesaving 1:1 model of the new-born’s skull followed an urgent request for help from surgeons at the Upper Silesian Centre of Child Health and doctors at the e-Nable Polska Foundation.
After receiving the photo of a mother and father with their new-born baby, the Institute of National Remembrance began a nationwide media campaign to try and identify them. They were later contacted by Stefan Piątkowski who identified the woman as his sister Barbara Piątkowska who had given birth on September 28, 1944 at 9 Polna street in the south of Warsaw.
The baby named Amelka was delivered via caesarean section two weeks ago at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw where the mother, who was unaware she had given birth, is now said to be recovering.
TFN speaks with Brother Maciej, a man helping some of Africa’s poorest people, and the woman who came to his aid by raising thousands for vital medical equipment.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday morning visited the parents of Polish sextuplets at the University Hospital in Krakow, south Poland, and gave them the keys to a new nine-seater Volkswagen Transporter car.
The births took both doctors and parents by surprise as everyone was expecting five babies. Doctors say they are keeping the six new-borns under close observation and stress that they are so far doing well.
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