Still A Mum in collaboration with the Nairobi Hospital is set to stage two events in the month of October on Maternal and Infant Health.
The month of October is usually dedicated to sensitizing the population on neonatal loss and miscarriages with October 15 capping the month as the Pregnancy and the Infant Loss day. Still A Mum and the Nairobi Hospital in partnership, look to create more awareness on the topic in a bid to increase maternal and infant health at a time when traditional misconceptions on pregnancy and infant loss are lifting up.
The time is ripe for the population to get the correct information and Still A Mum, propelled by the energy of a mom who has gone through the pain of losing a baby, is steering the correct conversations to ensure that maternal and infant health is achieved while dispelling the misconceptions. The society holds the biggest stake in joining the conversations and more importantly supporting families expecting new members as well as those dealing with pregnancy and infant loss.
The two conferences bring together, for one, all medical health practitioners and midwives who handle pregnant women and new mothers, and two, pregnant women and new moms alongside their partners and caregivers.
The first of the two events is a client centred healthcare conference on Friday, October 12, 2018. This conference seeks to bring together medical staff who work with pregnant women and/or new parents. That is to say anyone from nurses, midwives, paediatricians to gynaecologists as well as students and administrative staff in maternity and pediatric departments are welcome to the pregnancy and Infant health conference.
The second of the events follows immediately after, on Saturday, September 13, 2018, and seeks to improve on the health of the baby and the mom. Pregnant women, new moms and their partners are encouraged to attend, as well as family members and caregivers who are supporting a mom to be.
This second event is staged to look at a number of topics useful to maternal and infant health including safe pregnancy, labour and delivery, newborn and infant care as well as postpartum care for new mothers.
The events will run for the whole day from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Nairobi Hospital auditorium.
In a tweet on her handle, the custodian at Still A Mum, Wanjiru Kihusa, called for support for a number of expectant and new moms who desire to attend the conference but could possibly be financially incapacitated.
“I have 17 women from Kibera who would like to attend this but can’t afford it. Friends, if you can sponsor a pregnant woman or new mom, I welcome you pay using the PayBill details on the poster and I will ensure someone deserving gets the ticket,” she said.
EVENT: Pregnancy and Infant Health Conference
VENUE: Nairobi Hospital Auditorium
DATES: 12th and 13th October 2018
TIME: 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM
COST: KES 500.00
Event Organised by Still A Mum in partnership with The Nairobi Hospital
About Still A Mum
Still A Mum is a charity that supports women and families dealing with miscarriages, stillbirth and infant loss. It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with its operations extending to the rest of the African Continent. She works to improve the care bereaved parents receive as well as create public awareness on child loss and how society should respond.
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