Disrupting the Status Quo from the Front Lines

Standing in the small waiting room of a crowded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Uganda, Yonah, a young nurse with relentless commitment and contagious passion, looks up at the board where newborns deaths have been tallied for the month of August. “This board is a reminder of the progress...

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Telling your story: Preterm Hafsa Gets Kangaroo Mother Care

Nurunnahar’s first daughter was 11 when she became pregnant for the second time. She was having her antenatal check-up done by a doctor at a nearby private clinic. When her gestational age entered 34th week Nurunnahar went into labor pain. There wasn’t any government health facility around her home at...

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Telling your story: Emma’s commitment to Kangaroo Mother Care

Emma delivered her first child, Victor, more than two months early. She was 38 years old. When Emma came to Kenyatta National Hospital, they learned about Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). Emma and her husband decided the KMC experience as the best possible chance for their son, Victor, to start life...

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