Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

Video: Kangaroo Mother Care Saving Newborn Lives in Tanzania


Neonatal mortality remains unacceptably high in Tanzania. Additionally, low birth weight babies are particularly susceptible to infections and need extra care to keep warm and dry.

Consequently, health facilities in Temeke District are teaching mothers the 'Kangaroo Mother Care' technique which helps to keep a low birth weight baby warm and enables breastfeeding which provides protection from infection. Simple cost-effective solutions such as Kangaroo Mother Care can make a big difference in those vital first days of a small baby's life.

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Kangaroo mother care system has been proven to be the effective new born care that can be implemented in the rural areas so far. It is glad to learn that the method is being implemented in many countries.

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