Tuesday 07 May 2019
Newborn babies in Tanzania die at a rate of 40 per 1000, a shocking 4% of all births.
INFANT PI, Dr Deirdre Murray is raising money to send experienced nurses and doctors from Cork University Hospital to spend time with the staff in Kilimanjaro and to work with them to provide basic equipment for newborn care.
We are looking for donations, no matter how large or small to help us achieve this goal!
Visit the Go Fund Me page
Almost €40,000 has already been raised for bubble CPAP machines, oxygen monitors, and resuscitation training for staff in Kilimanjaro.
With your help we can raise money for phototherapy to treat jaundice and arrange further nursing staff to work with local midwives in helping to look after babies at birth.
Raising funds for vital NICU equipment in Kilimanjaro
Recently a team from INFANT travelled to the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute in Moshi, Northern Tanzania.
Our centre’s Global Health Program is committed to translating the centre’s innovations into affordable, accessible interventions in countries where the clinical need is greatest and will have the highest impact.
In 2016, INFANT signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI), the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUC) establishing a collaborative research partnership in a number of scientific and clinical areas. This partnership is currently working on a project to enhance the KCMC birth registry – a vital source of information for healthcare providers, funders and policymakers.
Eventually, we want to work with them to build a Kangaroo Care Unit where mothers can stay with their preterm infants; something which has been shown to greatly increase a small baby’s chance of survival.