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Prematurity Day: Intensify Awareness On Prematurity –Mother Of Pre-Term Baby

A mother of a pre-term baby, Mrs Ruth Duah has called on the Ghana Health Service to intensify public education on prematurity to create awareness.

According to her, it will be needful that such awareness is created especially during antenatal sessions so as to help parents familiarize themselves with managing preterm babies.

She said in an interview with Opemsuo Radio during the 2022 World Prematurity Day on Thursday 17th November 2022. It was held at the premises of the Manhyia District Hospital in collaboration with Asantehemaa, Nana Konadu Yiadom III.

The day also saw the graduation of 45 preterm babies born at the facility and taken through a one year intensive care at the Mother and Baby Unit of the hospital.

Mrs Duah wants education on prematurity incorporated into antenatal sessions to expose mothers to the situation to help curb the superstition surrounding preterm babies.

Some other mothers who saw their babies graduating from the unit also shared their experiences in managing preterm babies. According to them, the situation is capital intensive, stressful and frustrating. They however urged mothers in such situations to seek medical attention and never abandon their babies due to superstition.

Source: Kwabena Kyeremateng Addo

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