Media Alert: Mowbray Maternity Hospital to Receive Knitted Caps and Blanket Donations from Germany
Premature babies are unable to regulate their temperatures and require additional care to keep them warm, such as wearing a cap and Kangaroo Mother Care. More than half of these newborn lives could be saved if well-known solutions such as keeping small babies warm and infection-free are implemented.
Mowbray Maternity Hospital will receive a generous donation of hand-knitted baby caps and blankets which have been knitted by German citizens for distribution to South African hospitals. The "Knit one, save one" campaign was launched in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Korea and Germany, resulting in hundreds of thousands of baby caps that Save the Children has been distributing in its health projects.
The knitted caps have been a powerful way to raise awareness for newborn survival and to encourage the public to care about keeping babies alive.
The Western Cape Department of Health and Save the Children invite you to a media briefing with global and local experts in newborn health, the German Deputy Consul General, mothers and their babies.
Venue: Lecture Room 7 and 8 Nurses Home Mowbray Maternity Hospital
Date: Monday, 07 March 2011
Time: 10:30 for 11:00