Category: World Prematurity Day

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 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…