15 November 2019
World Prematurity Day 2019
Just as we do every year in this period, the Chiesi Foundation is getting ready to celebrate World Prematurity Day on November 17th.
For this special occasion, the walls of many neonatal wards, intensive care units, parents’ associations and family’s houses tied to this theme will be colored by the symbol of prematurity, turning violet. This is a day that allows us to reflect on the complexity, the special care and the strength required to overcome such a delicate moment.
World Prematurity Day is also a very important day for the Chiesi Foundation and the NEST - Neonatal Essential Survival Technologies – Model, which has been created to enhance the quality of care of premature babies in low and middle income countries. It is a model implemented in those settings where understanding that a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy can have an equal chance to survive and thrive as a term baby is found difficult. For this reason, the walls of our headquarters are also turning violet in order to symbolise the challenges that we are facing, the work done in the medium and small-sized African neonatal units in which we operate, the commitment and passion of our volunteer team of neonatologists who work together with us so that in every corner of the word, every little premature baby can have access to quality care.