In Africa, premature birth is one of the leading killers of newborn babies.
At Malaria Consortium, one of the ways we fight back against this threat is by training health workers and providing materials for a method called 'Kangaroo Mother Care'.
Mothers and fathers, like Jakarrin and Stephen pictured above, cradle their babies against their chests, ensuring skin-to-skin contact and secure them in place with blankets. This keeps the baby warm, calm and bonded to their parents, and also makes breastfeeding easy for the mother.
Your donation can help us to train more health workers to communicate this effective method for caring for premature babies, and help us to equip health centres with blankets and other equipment such as incubators.
Your gift will save the lives of premature babies like Jakarrin and Stephen's twins, who are now healthy and thriving.
£25 can pay for materials to keep babies warm, well fed and bonded to their parents.
£50 can help to train a health worker, who can teach parents of premature babies how best to care for them while they are so vulnerable.
£100 can help to equip healthcare facilities with an incubator to keep premature babies warm and safe from infection.