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Cornelius Kipkoech November 26, 2019


An early birth can mean a lifetime of disabilities

While other parents are counting happy milestones – baby’s first smile, first tooth, first steps – the parents of premature babies are counting heartbeats. Premature babies aren’t just small, they often face ongoing health challenges. More newborns die from premature birth than from any other cause.

This year in Nandi County, 224 babies have been born premature while another 972 were born underweight (2500gms).

World Prematurity Day to be marked on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Serem Health Centre aims to raise awareness of prematurity and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide because infants born preterm represent the largest child patient group.

Raising awareness of premature birth is the first step to defeating it. Please help us spread the word.

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