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Nov 19

Preemie, Please Stay Alive.

Before the twilight of your existence you slipped out of me Before the porter was done forming your bones you pulled out of reach But that’s OK, because I loved you before I met you And now that that you have come to share this existence, I’ll let you I see how you sleep every…
Nov 5

Ministry of Mercy Making Every Beating Heart Count!

On Wednesday October 31, 2018, we were at Ministry of Mercy (MoM) Hospital along Okene-Abuja Expressway, Lokoja and we were simply amazed at how well equipped the place is with doctors with years, no decades of experience work as volunteers to serve humanity. We went to talk to pregnant women about prematurity and how to…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day Countdown: We Need You

The countdown begins. The global theme for this year’s commemoration is the role of the family and how it is a major stakeholder in the care of the baby born preterm, with extreme low birthweight and sick. The family is critical to bringing down the rate of preterm births as well as number of babies/children…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day 2016 PREEMIES ARE RUBIES

The 2016 World Prematurity Day met TBHI in Lokoja, the ancient and capital city of Kogi State. The Commemoration began with an awareness walk which had over 100 participants. At the end of the walk was a lecture given by Dr. Medupin, a Consultant Paediatrician with the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja. The theme of TBHI’s…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day 2015 No Show from TBHI

2015 was a difficult year fraught by needs to raise funds for hospital bills of some babies born preterm. With no source of funding, it was impossible to join in the global Commemoration of World Prematurity Day. However, throughout the year, we continued raising awareness through the use of social media and radio stations in…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day 2014 THE BURDEN OF PREMATURITY

A significant chunk of the work TBHI did in 2014/2015 revolved around providing support for families of preemies from low socioeconomic background both in hospital and when they had been discharged home. This provided the basis for the theme we chose for WPD 2014. A public talk was delivered in the General Hospital, Ifako Ijaiye,…
Nov 2

World Prematurity Day 2013 – PREVENTION IS THE NEXT FRONTIER

Tiny Beating Hearts Initiative was incorporated in September 2013 and by November we joined organizations and individuals around the world to commemorate the Day with the global theme “Prevention is the Next Frontier”. Consequently, our strategy and activities centered around awareness creation through a 10 KM road walk in Lagos and a public lecture. With…