Montevideo, June 14, 2021, CLAP / PAHO‒ With the aim of strengthening the active participation of families of premature children in care, getting to know their perspective and needs and promoting networking among similar organizations in the countries, the Latin American Center for Perinatology (CLAP) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has initiated coordination actions with the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, CPBF, an institution formed by parents of premature children that raises awareness and provides communication tools on the relevance of caring for premature newborns.
Based on this joint work, CLAP has begun to mobilize other groups of parents of premature babies to form a network in the region to share experiences and commonalities and promotes the creation of groups of families that contribute to the process of caring for premature newborns
The process began in 2020 with the participation of CLAP in a conversation held by the Foundation on the challenges of caring for premature infants in the context of the pandemic and has continued this year with another seminar and with the first meeting to bring together families of premature infants in the region.
Links to the conferences
Breastfeeding, Early Nutrition and the Impact on the Life Course, here
Sustaining essential care preterm newborn: challenges within the COVID 19 pandemic, here