Saturday, November 06, 2010

Embrace

20,000,000 low-birth-weight babies are born each year.


450 of them die each hour.


This occurs primarily in developing countries, often in areas that don’t have access to innovations in modern medicine. One of the biggest problems these babies face is hypothermia: they are not able to regulate their own body temperature, and therefore cannot stay warm. In fact, room temperature for these small infants feels freezing cold. 4 million of these babies die each year. Those that do survive often develop life-long health problems such as early onset of diabetes, heart disease, and low IQ.


This is a preventable tragedy...



Embrace from Linus Liang on Vimeo.



Cheers...

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