November is Global Prematurity Awareness Month, and The Pulse is looking at the state of mother and child health around the world with a close look at some amazing stories.
Maternal mortality in many parts of the world remains high, and we have not yet reached the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations. A continued focus on the development of mobile health technologies in particular is essential to help caregivers improve the quality of their care.
Terri Bresenham, President of the newly announced Sustainable Healthcare Solutions (SHS) unit that will see $300 million invested in the development of GE’s affordable technologies portfolio, has reiterated GE’s global commitment to reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality.
See what is being done to redress the balance.
This World Prematurity Day, Nov 17, see what it means to experience a premature birth first hand, through the eyes of the most delicate patient. Join to support #BabyMadeline and her family in the NICU. Armed with a phone that broadcasts via Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming app, they and the NICU doctors and nurses will offer a glimpse inside the intricate care that goes into helping a four pound neonate survive, sharing their daily thoughts and answering your questions. It’s all to bring awareness to the issue of prematurity that continues to affect families around the globe and hope and strength to those who might experience it.
How to participate and watch live:
Watch on Periscope: Follow Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Periscope on your mobile phone or tablet, then look for the live broadcasts starting at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT each day. You can download the Periscope app for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Watch on Twitter: You can watch the live broadcasts via Twitter from any computer or mobile device. Simply follow Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Twitter and look for the links at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT each day.