This is the story of so many babies in Africa. Many are born with HIV, or are premature, or both. With no clothing or blankets to wrap them in these babies have little chance of survival.
My husband Granny told me about these babies last night. She has been knitting little jumpers and hats for them to be sent to Uganda. She said if she tells everyone about them and all those people just make one jumper, that's a fair few jumpers. I have never really got the hang of knitting but I am going to go and tell my Mum about this in the hope that she will try to teach me one last time!
If you would like to knit some jumpers too please look at the website Knit for Africa, where you can find the pattern for the jumpers and hats. Alternatively, you could pass on your unused wool to someone who will knit it for you.
They are made from one piece and supposedly very easy to knit. In the intereste of saving a baby or two, go on.. Have a go. You never know, in the act of saving a life you may just find a practical and enjoyable pass time!