SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Association of Premature Fathers and Mothers of Tenerife (Apremate) commemorates this Thursday the ‘World Prematurity Day’ with the delivery of a special detail to families whose children are admitted to the ICU and to the staff, both at the University Hospital de Canarias (HUC), at 10:00 a.m., and at the Hospital de La Candelaria, at 11:30 a.m.
“For us it is essential that public health continue to bet on providing these units with resources, both material and personal. That they be offered the possibility of continuing to train and improve because without them this path would be very long and hard to do. The parents and moms need continued support, from our collective we are here to lend a hand and accompany them,” says the president, Vanesa Hernández, in a note.
In the afternoon, purple lighting (representative of prematurity) will be carried out in various public institutions such as the municipalities of La Laguna, Tacoronte, Los Llanos de Aridane, Los Realejos, Arona, Santa Úrsula, Candelaria, El Paso and
San Miguel and the Cabildo de La Palma.
From Apremate they emphasize that a premature baby is considered to be one born before 37 weeks of gestation and great premature babies when the birth occurs below 32 weeks or when they weigh less than 1,500 grams.
Children face a “hard process of development” where the
Collaboration between parents and the specialized medical team is “key” to favor their development, he points out.
According to the latest official data, 10% of registered births correspond to premature babies.
For this reason, from Apremate we advocate the continuous training of health workers and specialists assigned to these units.
The association highlights such important achievements as the creation of the Respite Room, implemented in both public hospital centers in the Canary Islands, which had the collaboration of Ikea and the agreement with the ‘laCaixa’ Foundation to launch the ‘Perinatal Grief’ project ‘.
Among its pending demands, the opening of breast milk banks stands out.