“First Breath” Cycle Challenge
The Calderdale Royal Hospital special care baby unit is in urgent need of a new “Vaportherm High flow therapy Unit”. This equipment will help save the lives of thousands of premature babies in need of respiratory support.
According to the World Health Organization,
- Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising.
- Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for nearly 1 million deaths in 2013.
- Three-quarters of them could be saved with current, cost-effective interventions.
A group of 4 (Andy, Morgan, Ricardo and Tom) are Cycling 900 km from Geneva in Switzerland to Barcelona Spain over 6 days starting on the 28th of June and hoping to raise4000 euros to buy a “Vaportherm high flow therapy unit” for a premature baby care Centre in Halifax West Yorkshire UK (http://www.cht.nhs.uk/home/). This unit will help save the lives of thousands of premature babies.
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