Near East University celebrates World Prematurity Day

By Ahmet Abdulaziz….

In relation to the “World Prematurity Day” , on 17th November, the Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital, organised an event to increase awareness about health and care of the children born preterm and immature.

The event was organised with the motto “A Sapling for Each Premature Baby in order to Grow-up together and to be a Breath for them”.

Delivering a speech regarding the meaning and importance of the World Prematurity Day, Near East University Hospital Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Specialist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyhun Dalkan stated that raising awareness about babies born prematurely and the challenges faced by them and their parents constituted the core of the event.

Highlighting that every newborn has the chance to live a healthy and productive life, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyhun Dalkan expressed his happiness of seeing the babies born preterm growing up healthily. “Today is 17th November – the World Prematurity Day. It is the day of the babies born preterm, who still need the warmth and affection that they used to have in the womb. Approximately 8-10 percent of all births in the world and in our country result in preterm births. Since premature babies need specialised care addressing their developmental, emotional and medical needs, it is of great importance to have the delivery at the right centres that can provide specialised care. In this regard, specialised care received at the right centre ensures the conditions required for the preterm baby to grow-up and develop in a healthy way”  he noted.