Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 

The Jay Foundation has cemented a partnership with the Ho Teaching Hospital within the Volta Region, towards enhancing care given to untimely infants. 

The Foundation would see to the availability of logistics and a moms’ lodge to promote kangaroo care, a measure recognized to be related to the survival of preterm infants. 

The founding father of Jay Foundation, Naa Kuorkor Mayne-Eghan, made this recognized throughout a go to to the ability and donation to the ability’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

The Unit was established in 2016, to present particular look after untimely infants.

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Ho Teaching Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Ho Teaching Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

These are infants born before 37 accomplished weeks, which is lower than 259 days of gestation, due to quick or long-term problems.

The 22 bed-Unit furnished with 10 incubators has supplied look after about 742 infants between 2019 and 2021. It witnessed a discount in neonatal mortality from 40.4% to 33.8%, throughout the same interval. 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
A child being supplied care.

The Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Gifty Darcie, chronicled the event of the Unit, indicating the employees had given of their finest to save the lives of untimely infants admitted to the Unit. 

She nonetheless, indicated that there’s the necessity for added logistics to improve care supply.

“We say that the earlier you are born, the lower your chances of survival, but we can boast that babies that were born at 28 weeks, 26 weeks, at least 3 of them have survived in the Unit“, she said. 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
A baby in an incubator at the Unit.

She further indicated that “We are in need of clinical ventilators, neonatal monitors, and a whole lot that can help to take care of if this babies”. 

That apart, there’s a direct want for a mother’s lodge to promote Kangaroo care as emphasised by this year’s World Prematurity Day theme, “A parents embrace, a powerful therapy. Enable skin-to-skin contact from the moment of birth. 

The current unit is not spacious to house mothers, hence compelling them to use the corridors as their housing units. 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Mothers lying at the entrance of the Unit.

The Head of Child Health Department of the Ho Teaching Hospital, Richard Bright Danyo, lamented the unavailability of the mothers’ lodge and how it affects care provided to newborns. 

He proposed a public, private partnership to complement the hospital’s effort in putting up a lodge for the mothers, and appealed to benevolent organizations or philanthropists as well to support the vision.

“Most of this preterms stay longer, the longest we have seen was about 4 months, and we have this mother travelling to-and-fro, not having a decent place to lay her head to even provide care for this preterm”. 

 “It will be of immerse help to us if we have a mothers unit put up so that our mothers will have a place to rest, and to better take care of their babies”, he explained. 

Nonetheless, the Jay Foundation has assured of aiding the Ho Teaching Hospital to erect a moms’ lodge.

The basis additionally offered some medical tools, assorted merchandise and clothes value about Ghȼ60,000 to the unit to commemorate this year’s World Prematurity Day.  

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 

The founding father of Jay Foundation, Naa Kuorkor Mayne-Eghan, said the donation types a part of her organization’s goal of supporting health services to enhance care given to neonatal infants.

She said her outfit would contemplate the hospital’s proposal to erect a moms’ lodge to allow the moms give enough care to their new borns. 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Naa Kuorkor Mayne-Eghan, Founder of Jay Foundation.

“For preterm babies, the mothers are very, very important, they play a vital role and we will want to support in that regard” she assured. 

She said the month of November needs to be devoted to creating consciousness about untimely infants, with give attention to how to enhance their survival after beginning. 

The group spent the whole day at the Unit serving to to present look after the infants on admission. 

Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Jay Foundation group offering for the infants on admission
Jay Foundation partners Ho Teaching Hospital towards enhancing neonatal care 
Jay Foundation group offering for the infants on admission.

A stakeholders workshop was organized to focus on doable measures to enhance the survival price of untimely infants. 

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