Celebrated since 2009, World Prematurity Day is an opportunity to call attention to the heavy burden of death and disability and the pain and suffering that preterm birth causes. It is also a chance to talk about solutions.
“World Prematurity Day 2020, Together for babies born too soon – Caring for the future”. This year’s messaging focus lies on:
√ Supporting families
√ Supporting healthcare professionals
√ Strengthening healthcare systems
Together for Babies Born too Soon – Caring for the Future
To promote care for preterm babies, the County Government of Nandi has established Kangaroo Mother Care Units in Nandi Hills County Hospital and at Serem Health Centre. Kangaroo Mother Care (or skin-to-skin care), is a simple, easy method of caring for newborn infants where the mother uses her own body temperature to keep her infant warm. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is particularly useful for nursing low birth weight infants (infants with a birth weight below 2500 g). KMC provides the infant with the basic needs for survival, i.e. mother’s warmth, stimulation, breast milk, love and protection.