Saving newborn lives in Kenya

Mar 5, 2012

CHWs and successful newborn survival

Elizabeth with her mother
Elizabeth with her mother

Elizabeth is a healthy and happy 5 month old infant, but her start in life could have ended in tragedy. Her mother delivered her at home prematurely, weighing about 4 pounds. The village community health worker (CHW) was called to the home, and fortunately she had been trained to assess and provide initial care for newborns in the GHP newborn home visitation program. The CHW recognized the signs of the baby’s trouble breathing and arranged transport to the nearest hospital with incubators and capability to care for premature infants. Elizabeth stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks before she was healthy enough to go home to her village. She is now a healthy 5 month old infant, shown in the photo with her mother, thanks to the support of donors who are providing the funds to continue this newborn survival project.


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Angelo Tomedi

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Albuquerque, NM United States

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