Selina Bentoom is a mother of a surviving preterm child born in Africa, Founder and Executive Director of the African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care (AFPNC). She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Elorkor Brands -a Human-Capital Development, Corporate Events and Media Management company. In August 2016, the Ghana Health Service appointed her to serve as a member of the National Newborn Steering Sub-Committee and Advocacy & Communication Sub-Committee for Newborn and Child Health. She has since been working with the team to achieve set targets in Newborn and Child Health in Ghana.
In April 2015, she gave birth to her premature baby boy in Ghana weighing 1.4kg. Although, she was not diagnosed with any medical condition that could threaten or cause premature birth, before 32 weeks gestation she suffered Premature Rapture of Membrane (PROM). Her premature baby boy survived with less than 250 ml of amniotic fluid with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice. Her son is a healthy boy now.
As the Founder and Lead Advocate of the organization, she initiates and embarks on awareness campaigns and raise funds with the AFPNC team in partnership with stakeholders. With the AFPNC team, she has created a network for mothers &families; of preterm babies and infant development specialists in Ghana. She is also responsible for providing strategic planning and oversees the overall management of the organization.