Kenya’s New Breast Milk Bank Is Helping The Fight Against Infant Mortality

Nairobi’s Pumwani Maternity Hospital has set up East Africa’s first breast milk bank, the second in Africa, to provide donated milk to babies in need.

 

A supplied image obtained on Monday, September 10, 2018, of Life saving breast milk that will be delivered to premature babies in South Australia’s neonatal intensive care units following the launch of the state’s first milk bank. Life-saving donations of breast milk will be delivered to premature babies in South Australia following the launch of the state’s first milk bank. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has established its first milk bank in response to the demand for pasteurised donated breast milk for premature babies at Adelaide’s Women and Children’s Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. (AAP Image/Supplied by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

 

Accoring to the World Health Organization, 800,000 children die globally every year due to a lack of access to breast milk.

The first breast milk bank in Africa was set up in South Africa

Kenya’s new breast milk bank is helping mothers who cannot breast feed their babies, by collecting breast milk donations from other mothers.

The new breast milk bank facility based in Nairobi is to be the first of many others as many other breast milk facilities are being planned for around the country.

 

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