The Paediatric Unit of the Trauma and Specialist Hospital, Winneba joined the world to commemorate the World Prematurity Day on Friday November 17th 2017.
The unit, led by Naomi Cudjoe, together with the entire facility embarked on a march through the streets of Winneba as part of the occasion, together with other invited hospitals, churches and social organizations to celebrate children born before the normal gestational age of 9 months.
Speaking at the occasion the medical director of the hospital, Dr. Prah Kwame George in a welcome address at a durbar organised by the hospital, threw more light on the need to celebrate this day.
Dr. Kwame George used the occasion to advocate for proper handling of premature babies.
On her part, Chairperson of the occasion, Nana Aba Korkor, Nkosuo Hemaa of Winneba, admonished members present, including mothers of pre-term babies to take very good care of their children since prematurity isn't a must-die condition.
Also, the paediatrician at the hospital, Dr Naa Djama Glover, in a presentation on prematurity stated that the hospital has over the period had several cases of preterm babies and succeeded in helping them to survive even with the little resources, with support from her hard working nurses at the unit and the acting nurse manager of the hospital, Mrs Mary Lilly Snyper.
Some mothers of preterm babies used the opportunity to share their experiences and expressed the need to help preterm babies to thrive.
They further thanked the hospital for the immense support they had shown towards preterm babies and admonished all and sundry to support premature babies by contributing to the preterm fund established to support the hospital.