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Mar 24, 2024

"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves." --Helen Keller

Hug Therapy Revolution in Argentina

Welcome to the world of hug therapy, where Irma Castro and her volunteer squad are making strides in neonatal care in Córdoba, Argentina. Part of a public maternity hospital initiative, these 'huggers' offer their warmth and touch to premature and underweight babies, whose mothers may be absent due to countless circumstances. From aiding neurodevelopment to stimulating weight gain, the power of a human embrace is helping these newborns grow faster and gain weight. This program, with over 50 currently active volunteers and 200+ waiting to join, steams from the heart of community and family involvement in public hospitals of Córdoba. The hands-on commitment of the huggers showcase the transformative power of affection in healthcare.

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