In honor of World Prematurity Day, the Kenyan newspaper, the Daily Nation, published an op-ed discussing PRONTO’s work on preterm birth in Kenya. As the article states, PRONTO training “not only sharpens health workers’ skills, it also gives doctors, nurses and clinical officers the confidence to act on conditions that threaten the lives of mothers or their babies.”
PRONTO is honored to work alongside our partners at the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) to enhance healthcare workers’ skills and improve outcomes for preterm babies in Kenya and Uganda. Funded by the Gates Foundation, the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from preterm birth in East Africa. For this project, PRONTO developed a facility-based simulation and team-training mentoring curriculum that focuses on identifying, triaging, and managing preterm labour, and caring for preterm infants.
The article concludes with, “as health workers, we must dedicate our skills and energy to saving babies born too soon. Some 11,000 preterm deaths a year is too many lives lost. World Prematurity Day, November 17 is an apt reminder of the battle that lies ahead of us.” On World Prematurity Day and every day, PRONTO is committed to saving those born too soon.
You can read the article in its entirety here.
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