Clinical centers of Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Immunology (Department) are Kyiv City Children’s Hospitals N1 and Kyiv City Children’s Hospital N2, Kyiv City Center for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and Kyiv Regional Pediatric Hospital.
Productive cooperation between Kyiv City Children’s Hospitals N1 and Department has led to implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols of infectious gastroenteritis in children. Since such cooperation, antibiotic treatment of gastrointestinal infections as well as rehydration therapy is used according to the WHO recommendations.
Employees of Department consult all departments of Kyiv City Children’s Hospitals N1.
In 1998 the Kyiv children’s center of clinical immunology for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID) was inaugurate. It has allowed improving the PID’s diagnostic, to create the register of patients with PID and to introduce up to date treatment. All together enhance the quality of life of patients with PID and save their lives.
The Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Immunology was first in Ukraine to introduce the substitution therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin for patients with PID.
The team of Department participates in clinical studies which are targeted on control of effectiveness and safety of medications for children with PID. Employees of Department are active promoters of genetic diagnostic and human stem cell transplantation in Ukraine.
Fruitful cooperation between the Department and clinics from Hungary, Italy, Belorussia, France and USA is established.
In 2012 with support of Department the vaccination center was inaugurated in Kyiv City Children’s Hospitals N1. The aim of this center is to vaccinate children with chronic diseases and to follow them up 24/24 after vaccination.
Clinical work and consultations are also provided in Kyiv center for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.
The employees of Department actively participate in MOH’s strategies for support and propagation of immunization in Ukraine including patients with PID and HIV-infection. Almost all of them are members of Ukrainian Ministry of Health working groups concerning elaboration and adaptation of treatment plans for patients with PID and HIV-infection.
The Department team takes an active part in organization of clinical conferences, scientific meetings and congresses across Ukraine.
In 2018 the Department organized the following conferences: “Gaucher’s disease” (clinical conference), “Kawasaki disease” (clinical conference), J-project meeting “Diagnosis and treatment of hematologic pathology in children with primary immunodeficiency” (symposium) and “Problems of pediatric immunology” (scientific conference with international participation)
All employees of Department are active members of Ukrainian Association of Pediatric Immunology whose purpose is development of pediatric immunology in Ukraine and improvement of treatment and support for patient with primary immunodeficiency.