Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies!

Each year across the world, 1 million preterm babies die within their first 28 days. Unable to regulate their temperatures, they are vulnerable to hypothermia and ultimately death. Tiny hats are an easy solution; they give tiny babies a fighting chance. UCSF’s East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative and the Warm Up America! Foundation are partnering on the Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies campaign to deliver your knitted and crocheted hats to newborn health facilities in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. 

To mark World Prematurity Day on November 17, 2017, help us exceed our goal of 1,117 baby hats!

Click here to download hat patterns and learn more about the campaign.

You can help spread the word by downloading this flyer and posting it at your office, club, school, church, etc. For more information, please contact Melanie Wise, PTBi-EA communications director, at melanie.wise@ucsf.edu.


Please mail or deliver your hats by November 5, 2017

UCSF:  PTBi-EA, Attn: Tiny Hats, Mission Hall, 3rd Floor, 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

United States: Warm Up America! Foundation | Attn: Tiny Hat Campaign | 3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102 | Carrollton, TX 75007 | USA

Uganda: Ayub Kakaire: +256 772 440 864 or akakaire@musph.ac.ug

Rwanda: Lauriane Nyiraneza +250 781 167 300


Migori | Kevin Achola: +254 071 557 0718 or Joslyne Wiwo: +254 072 040 9125

Nairobi | Veronicah Owaga: +254 078 635 0292 or +254 072 161 0706