Saving preterm babies in Ghana
08 January 2022 | 8:53 am
Shortage of incubators at major hospital facilities across Ghana are affecting the management of preterm babies. In some facilities, like the Tamale Teaching Hospital, three babies have to share one incubator. In the past, parents often hid their preterm babies, but they are now coming to the hospitals for treatment.
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