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World prematurity day embracing little miracles: a heartwarming celebration on world premature day at KUTRRH

World prematurity day embracing little miracles: a heartwarming celebration on world premature day at KUTRRH

In a celebration filled with hope, joy, and the spirit of resilience, Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital marked the World Prematurity Day with a touching event that brought together the hospital’s staff, parents of premature babies, and grown-up survivors.

Under the theme “Small Actions,
BIG IMPACT: Immediate Skin-toSkin Care for Every Baby Everywhere,” the hospital not only emphasized the importance of immediate care for premature infants but also created a space for reflection, gratitude, and celebration.

A Symphony of Support:The hospital’s Pediatric Unit was the centre of the celebration, wherededicated staff tirelessly work to provide specialized care for premature infants. Their commitment goes beyond medical expertise, encompassing compassion, understanding and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of these tiny warriors.

The highlight of the day was the reunion with the hospital’s previous patients now thriving toddlers. The hospital organized a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate these little miracles, a testament to the impact of the immediate skin-to-skin care provided during their fragile early days. Each child’s journey is a story of triumph over adversity, and the room resonated with the sound of laughter, echoing
the resilience of these young souls. Expert counselors provided valuable guidance, motivation, and emotional support to these brave mothers. Small gifts were given as tokens of encouragement, symbolizing the hospital’s commitment to walking alongside these families on their challenging yet
hopeful journey.

The event concluded with a heartwarming photo shoot session, capturing smiles, laughter and the shared sense of community among the hospital staff, parents and their little warriors.
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital’s commitment to immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby reflects the understanding that seemingly small actions can lead to significant positive outcomes in the lives of these vulnerable infants.

The day for Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital was more than a commemoration: it was a celebration of life, resilience and the profound impact of immediate care. The event highlighted the hospital’s extraordinary staff, the remarkable journeys of the grownup survivors, and the ongoing support provided to current parents. It served as a poignant reminder that in the face of challenges, both big and small, the hospital stands as a beacon of hope, dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of premature infants and their families.

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