Who We Are
We are here not for income, but for outcome
AFPNC is the voice for premature babies born in Africa and their families. It is a not for profit organization and network to represent the interests of preterm and ill newborn infants in Africa and their families.
In giving preterm infants and their families a voice, we are combining forces of parents, professionals, scientists and other stakeholders from different disciplines involved in pregnancy and childbirth in Africa and beyond with the common goal of fundraising and advocacy. This is to improve the long-term health of preterm and newborn children by ensuring the best possible prevention, cost-effective treatment, care, and support.
In order to minimize excuses for the cause of preterm death in Africa, the organization, in partnership with stakeholders is focused on adopting every proper and acceptable means that has received attention in our generation to advocate and raise funds to sustain its projects.
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
Helping others is not a job, it is a calling!
Where It All Began
The AFPNC started from personal experience. In April 2015, the Founder suffered a condition medically called Premature Rapture of Membrane (PROM) and as a result, gave birth to a premature baby boy weighing 1.4kg. He survived with less than 250ml of amniotic fluid with his cord wrapped around his neck twice. The entire journey of pregnancy, delivery and nursing the baby in and out of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital was traumatic and tough.
Shaped by her experience, she did extensive research into the issue of pre-term health in Ghana and Africa with the support of some Neonatal Health Professionals in Ghana. She then discovered the need to establish an institution with an authoritative capacity to be the voice of premature babies born in Africa and their families. In October 2015 she formed the African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care in consultation with stakeholders. Its work has started from home country Ghana and is reaching out to Africa; one country at a time! Her son, King Luther, is a healthy boy now. He has become an inspiration and hope for many premature babies born in Africa and their families.
In the spirit of Pan-Africanism, a decision was reached to choose the name African Foundation for Premature Babies and Neonatal Care because it portrays the vision of the organization to call on African countries to embrace the issue and take action.
Our work is dedicated to advocating and raising funds to improve the situation of mothers and providing favorable environment that offers premature and sick babies the chance to fight for their survival in Africa in partnership with stakeholders.
To ensure that every baby especially preterm born in Africa receives the best start in healthcare. Hence, our implementation focuses on these core areas.