Czech Babyboxes Saved 161 Children Since 2005

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Baby hatches have helped save 161 babies in the Czech Republic since their introduction in 2005, including six girls and nine boys this year alone, according to the statistics of the Babybox for Abandoned Children (Statim) association, installing the hatches all over the country.

There are a total of 72 baby hatches (babyboxes) in the Czech Republic now.

Baby hatches are air-conditioned, heated boxes with a constant temperature. As soon as a baby is placed there, an alarm is switched on automatically to inform the healthcare personnel that they must look after the baby. Leaflets in Czech, Russian and English at the boxes explain what a mother should do if she changes her mind about giving up their baby. 

Last year, two new baby hatches were opened in the Czech Republic - in Marianske Lazne and Beroun.

For more about baby boxes visit www.babybox.cz 

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