The first 48 hours of a newborn’s life are the most critical, especially if they are born premature.
Winifred was alone at home in her remote village in Kenya when her contractions started. She was able to arrange a motorbike to make the long, difficult journey to the hospital, but it was too late. She had no choice but to deliver her baby by the side of the road. Her baby immediately showed signs of severe distress. When they finally got to the hospital, the baby was put inside an incubator right away, and that's where he spent the first month of his life. Without this life-saving equipment, precious lives like baby John's will be lost.