Fifteen million babies are born prematurely worldwide every year; 8 out of 100 of these are born in South Africa. As a successful global baby monitor company, with its roots firmly in South Africa, our team at Snuza encourages everyone to wear Purple for Preemies and donate to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust on World Prematurity Day, 17 November.
The Groote Schuur Neonatal Unit looks after 3200 of the 40 000 babies born in the Metro West (Southern Peninsula) area annually. Over 500 of these babies have a birth weight of less than 1.5kg at birth, less than half of what a healthy baby should be. The average bed occupancy is 120% instead of 80%, meaning facilities are completely over stretched and proper resources scarce.
Overcrowding leads to an increased risk of infection, placing the lives of these tiny babies at risk. Groote Schuur Hospital has created more space for the Neonatal Unit, but expansion and upgrading costs are estimated at approximately R26 million.
For this reason, Snuza has committed R10 from every product sale to be donated to the Newborns Trust. As experienced suppliers of baby gear this important cause is close to our hearts. We understand fully the concerns and anxiety of parents who deal with preemies on a daily basis, and we strive to make this time as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
We are dedicated to educating our community, customers and followers, using the internet, social media and our knowledgeable staff, by providing facts and advice about premature babies. We also sell a range of Snuza Portable Baby Monitors, helping to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your newborns.
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