News Release

Christmas Eve Delivery For Newborns at Hospital in Umlazi

On Christmas Eve 2014, the Umlazi BB Relief Society from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and LDS Charities donated Newborn Kits, crib blankets and nappies to the “premie” ward of the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi. 

Each month over 500 babies are born in the high risk unit of the hospital.  Sister Mow Ngcobo, head nurse of the department, and her staff take care of the mothers and give them instructions on care of their premature babies. These infants cannot be released from the hospital until they reach 1.9kg (4.25 lbs.); healthy babies are usually released in 24 hours.  

Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Charities is the Humanitarian arm of the Church. Christ said, “Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.”  His is a gospel that includes taking in the stranger, loving neighbours as self, and visiting those who are sick. 

 LDS Charities was established by the Church in 1996 to enhance Church involvement in relief and development activities throughout the world. The assistance provided is made possible by the generous donations of cash and in-kind materials from members and friends of the LDS Church.  

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