Why Sonko’s human milk bank is important to infants

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Nairobi Governor in partnership with PATH has launched the human milk bank at Pumwani hospital.

The initiative will help babies who cannot get breast milk from their mothers for reasons such as death, poor health or absence.

The bank is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Health and PATH, a US-based nonprofit health organization.

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The milk bank aims to help orphaned and malnourished babies get the nutrients essential to healthy development.

Pumwani Maternity Hospital has a capacity of 150 baby cots, with a daily occupancy of 60 infants.

With the infants, 10 to 12 are in need of donor human milk because they were born prematurely, have low birth weight, have medical conditions, or have no access to their mother’s milk.

Flagging off a procession of women leaders at City Hall ahead of the Human Milk Bank launch at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. #SonkoMilkBankLaunch

Posted by Mike Sonko. on Thursday, 28 March 2019

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