Fundraising campaign for neonatal research at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
With just €1 you will be collaborating in social projects at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu aimed at research into feeding, optimum growth rates and indicators for improving nutrition during the first weeks of life of premature babies.
Premature babies are those born before week 32, i.e. after about 7 months of gestation, or weighing less than one and a half kilos. These babies may suffer complications during the first weeks of life, with probable consequences during infancy. To prevent such problems, it is essential for them to be well nourished while they are in the neonatal unit. This research aims to help set up a system to detect whether babies are well nourished and thus optimise their development.
- Every year, 15 million preterm babies are born around the world.
- In Spain, 31,000 preterm babies are born every year, which translates to 1 in 13.
- 700 newborn babies are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) every year, i.e. 2 a day.
- Despite improvements in care during pregnancy (perinatal care), preterm births continue to rise.
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Social Projects
Sant Joan de Déu Maternity and Child Hospital is part of a private healthcare group that encompasses 40,000 professional people in over 50 countries. Its level of research and care in paediatric diseases make it one of the leading children's hospitals in Spain and Europe.+ Info