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Donation to NICU and KMC Unit of Korle Bu

The Jay Foundation Team on the 25th of January, 2019 donated the following items to the Neonatal Intensive Care and Kangaroo Mother Care units:

  1. 100 Cot sheets
  2. 10 Bedsheets and pillowcases
  3. 2 Wall clocks
  4. 10 Bottles of Antibacterial Handwash
  5. 8 big packs of Tissue Paper
  6. Baby Clothes
  7. Tins of Pediasure
  8. Stickers inscribed with NICU and KMC
  9. Food items (Rice, Beans, Milk, Yogurt, Eggs, Palmnut Friuts, Apples, Bananas and Nkontomire)

During our initial visits to the unit, the head nurse listed items they needed, some of which are listed above. They also needed the door lock of the nurses’ changing room fixed. We therefore came with a new door lock and a carpenter to fix the door.

We noticed that the mothers of the preterm babies drop their bags on the floor in the waiting area when visiting their babies so we have contracted a good carpenter to fix cabinets at the waiting area so the mothers can drop their belongings there.

We will also clean and disinfect the whole unit once a month.

All the above is to reduce the level of infection and increase the survival rate of these babies fighting for their lives.

We placed the sticker at the entrance of the unit for easy accessibility.

The food items were given to the mothers at the Kangaroo Units and the products from Fan Milk Ghana were given to over 40 mothers and hospital staff in the unit.

The list of items needed include Gallons of Savlon, White vinegar, washing machine with dryer, Frigde to store breast milk, Tissue, Curtains, air conditioners, Hand sanitizers, photolyte, Probes, Nasal prongs, boxes of Meronem (antibiotics for babies) monitors and accessories, Television to entertain and educate mothers and finally Funds to take care of prescriptions and test as well as hospital bills.

Donors and sponsors are warmly welcome and will be appreciated.

We want to appreciate our support team: Synergy Multimedia; Solutionzbay; Blankpage; Fanmilk Ghana; BelAqua and BelBeverages.

We also appreciate our media support: UTV Ghana, Peace FM, Starr online, Ghana News Agency.

Talk and Donation to Tema General Hospital

On the 16th of January, 2019, the members of the Jay Foundation had a talk with expectant mothers during their antenatal visit and donated food items which included Diary products (milk, yogurt, eggs); Greens (Nkontomire and Abedro); Legumes (rice and beans) and Fruits (Apples and Bananas) to over 100 expectant mothers.

The talk was centred on the following topics:

  1. Sanitation
  2. Healthy Living 
    • Healthy Diet/Eating well (Food items donated are included in the list of items pregnant mothers are to consume)
    • Healthy Physical Activity
    • Good rest and less stress
    • Taking of vitamins and prescribed medications
    • No Smoking
    • No Drinking
  1. Prematurity 

Emphasis on what prematurity is, it’s complications and what mothers should do to help these tiny babies survive.

  1. Motivation and Encouragement 

After the talk, the food items were distributed to all the mothers. They were excited and asked a number of questions. The midwives and nurses were very receptive and helped with the whole exercise.

We also visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and interacted with the doctor and head nurse on duty. We raised a few concerns and got some more insight into how the place is run on a daily basis. We also took note of babies sharing cots due to limited space, fewer cots and photo lights. This can increase the rate of infections and most premature babies don’t survive because of infections.

We finally visited the Kangaroo Mother Care Unit, interacted with the mothers and donated some more food items and baby clothes to them.

Aside the oxygen and medication, what Preterm babies need to survive is breast milk. Mothers are encouraged to eat very well to get enough breast milk for their babies.

Our main goal is to acquire the KMC Unit of the Tema General Hospital.

Conclusion

List of immediate items needed are Pulse Oximeters, Air-conditions, Firefly, Neonate Weighing scales, thermometers, suction machines, Kelvinators, Paediatric Stethoscopes, Mobile SPO2 Monitors, Premature baby clothes, wipes and diapers, tape measures and more.

Kindly support us if you can to enable us acquire the items above and help save a baby’s life today.

 

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First Visit to Tema General Hospital

Observations

NICU in a bad condition, small space with little ventilation, oxygen manually pumped, crowded mothers and incubator shift system being practiced.

Items Needed:

  1. Air Conditions
  2. Pulse oximeter
  3. Photo-Lights (Blue lights)
  4. Counseling
  5. Clothes for premature babies

Jay Foundation donated some clothes and sponsored the medical bill of a financially handicapped mother during the visit. 

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