"The Mod DayInternational Time for Premature Children" was noted in 2012 at a special event at the Diada complex, Tel Aviv Port.
The event was held under the auspices of the "Forum for Premature Infants in Israel" - a representative body whose purpose is to raise Awareness and promotion of the health and quality of life of premature babies and their families.
The event took place on Tuesday 6/11 between 12:30 and 17:00
An exhibition of photographs of premature babies sponsored by the Lehab Association (the Association for Premature Infants in Israel) was presented there
In the program:
13:00-13:45 Prof. Shaul Dolberg, Chairman of the Israeli Neonatology Association
13:45- 14:30 : Romi Shouri, chairman of the LHB association
14:30-15:00: MK Orly Levy Abkasis - Chairman of the "Forum for Premature Infants in Israel"
15:00-15:15 : Ms. Gila Ronal - professional manager of the "Diada" network
15:30-16:00 : Yael Zakov - "Encouraging development" - touch and movement as a supporting tool for premature development and shared enjoyment
16:00-16:30 - opanclinc team - Dyada's community breastfeeding clinic at a question and answer session about premature breastfeeding
"International Prematurity Awareness Day" is celebrated around the world during the month of November, every year. This day is an important global opportunity to discuss the many difficulties and risks associated with premature babies, as well as to promote the needs of the families of premature babies and the medical staff who care for them. To view the topics on the agenda of "Yom Peg" 2012, click here
International recognition of Pegi Israel:
In preparation for the "International Day of the Premature Child" the "Forum for Premature Children in Israel" published a comprehensive report on the situation of premature children: Premature children 2012: a snapshot
The main trends emerging from the report:
The number of premature births in Israel is constantly increasing
Premature mortality is on the rise. There is no real improvement in the percentage of morbidity in recent years
The plight of premature babies continues: lack of doctors, nurses and hospital beds
To read the full report click here
To read the appendix to the report, click here