Conceiving LIMMCARE…

LINC, in partnership with the Provincial Clinical Specialist Team (PCST) and District Clinical Specialist Team (DCST) obstetricians, has been hard at work supporting the Maternal Health Programme, in an effort to devise strategies to improve antenatal care and intrapartum care in the province. LINC members, together with the Provincial Maternal Health Manager, are enthusiastic Doulas-in-training and eager…

Joining forces with the Limpopo College of Nursing in Helping Babies Breathe

LINC is proud to be partnering with the Limpopo College of Nursing as it endeavours to reduce neonatal deaths in the province. The LINC neonatal nurse facilitator trained midwifery nurse lecturers from the College’s campuses (Giyani, Sovenga, Thohoyandou, Sekhukhune and Waterberg) as well as their affiliate nursing schools on the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) methodology. The nurse…

Waterberg District taking the lead in bring Autism training to allied workers and health professionals in Limpopo

LINC, through funding from ELMA Philanthropies, convened a five-day workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a vibrant group of therapists and paediatricians from various hospitals in Limpopo in February 2016. Waterberg District hosted the first district-based one-day ASD orientation workshop, based on the Fishbowl approach, on the 21st September 2016. The workshop was organised…

Malawi Pumani bubble CPAP hits Limpopo shores! Introducing Pumani bubble CPAP to the Mopani team

Introducing Pumani bubble CPAP to the Mopani team The Limpopo Initiative for Newborn Care (LINC) has received a donation of 8 Pumani bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines for use in hospitals in Limpopo Province.  This donation has come from the Friends of Sick Children, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, who have donated…

2015 World Children’s Day at Seshego Hospital

Celebrating milestones of premature babies! On 3rd June 2015 Seshego Hospital, one of the District Hospitals in Capricorn District of Limpopo, pulled all stops in celebrating the development of their premature babies born since 2013, as part of commemorating World Children’s Day. The event was one of jubilation, acknowledgement of successes in newborn care, and instilling…