What we do, raising money for:
Improve standard of neonatal care by training
Implement easy diagnostics
Treat oxygen shortage after birth
In 2016 alone, more than 7,000 newborn babies died every day. Newborn deaths made up 46 per cent of all child deaths, an increase from 41 per cent in 2000 (Unicef Child Mortality Report 2017). Most of these deaths are entirely preventable. Prematurity, complications during labour and birth, and infections are the leading causes.
The goal of the foundation Saving Babies’ Lives in low-income countries is to improve the neonatal care, thereby reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality. This can be achieved by improving fetal monitoring, capacity building in the hospitals, and improving knowledge of the pediatricians and neonatologists in the treatment of preemies and neonates with birth asphyxia and infections. This can be achieved by training doctors, nurses and midwives.
Furthermore, easy diagnostical tests will be introduced to improve the recognition of asphyxiated babies and apparatus to check the babies’ blood in low quantities. Our special focus is on improving neurological outcome after birth asphyxia by giving medication within 6 hours after birth to reduce brain damage.