Premature babies are those babies born before 37 weeks gestation. Preterm babies struggle to survive the first years of their lives due to the complications and problems associated with breathing, heart, brain, and immune system and many who survive can face a lifetime of disability.
Prematurity is now one of the leading causes of death in babies in Uganda being responsible for 31% of Uganda’s neonatal deaths yet each year over 220,000 babies in Uganda are born prematurely making mothers of premature babies always live in fear whether the baby will survive or die.
The increasing burden of preterm babies in Uganda has to be addressed since a number of these deaths could be prevented.
For a Mother who has had a Premature birth is on a journey like no other. She is always afraid, feels powerless and alone as she sees her preemie struggling to survive, not knowing if her baby will make it to the next day. She finds life very difficult since she’s the support system of her preemie’s little delicate life, while still having to take care of her own needs. It is a very hard and lonely experience of keeping both lives going.
We believe no mother should go through this difficult situation alone and together we can improve the well-being of the mother and give her preterm baby the best chance of surviving. Support a mother with a premature baby with Medical care, Housing ,Food Relief and a Preemie kit.