- African mothers have taken advantage of an innovative way to protect and prolong the lives of babies
- The babies are placed in a Toto Care Box which comes with items such as sheets, boxes, nets, medicines, and mattresses.
- Health workers have distributed the boxes to over 1,300 women in Africa
YEN.com.gh has learned that poor women in Kenya are preserving the lives of their babies with a Toto Care Box.
The box, per information available, contains all the items considered essential to the health of the baby.
This follows information to the effect that about 50 percent of babies born in Sub-Saharan Africa lose their lives
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However, Kenyan health workers are giving babies a second chance with the use of the care box.
Per a report by BBC News Africa, the box contains items such as sheets, boxes, nets, medicines, and mattresses.
The boxes provide a safe space for the babies to rest as their mothers perform her house chores.
Till date, about 1,300 mothers have received the boxes, which are given to them freely by health workers.
The idea originated from Finland and several schemes have been replicated all over the world.
In other news, a Ghanaian woman known as Breffu led a slave revolt in the West Indies in 1733.
The revolt led by Breffu was against the Danes who were the European power in charge of the West Indies.
In November 1733, Breffu, together with 150 other Africans from the Akan ethnic group of the Akwamu Kingdom of Ghana, rid the colony of the Danes.
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