Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The neonatal intensive care unit had not been functioning for over a decade due to equipment and staff shortages.

The neonatal intensive care unit had not been functioning for over a decade due to equipment and staff shortages. The refurbishment of the unit was funded by the Direct Aid Programme of the Aus-tralian Embassy and the Tree House Fund of California.

Facility for Mothers at the Neonatal Unit
The Neonatal Unit at Harare Hospital is the largest in the country admitting over 4,000 new-born
babies per year. Many of these are premature infants who require long periods of hospital care
before they are ready for discharge. These premature infants are exclusively breast-fed and
therefore, their mothers have to be with them throughout their hospital stay. Currently, these
mothers have no facility near the unit to sleep or bathe. The Trust regards the construction of
suitable facility for these mothers as a priority project.
Mother's Feeding Programme
Although most mothers whose infants or children are admitted to the hospital room- in with the
child throughout the hospital stay, they are not provided with meals by the hospital. Africa Futures
Foundation has funded a much-needed programme which provides free meals for these mothers on
a daily basis.
The Trust is deeply indebted to Dr Chun Jin-Kyong who motivated this project and has worked
closely with and supported the Trust through this and other transformative projects

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