Kangaroo Mother Care – Saving Lives of Premature Newborns

A blog by USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) in Bangladesh.  “I was a little shocked and scared to see my baby so small and fragile. I did not think it would survive,” said Rina Khatun, mother of a newborn weighing only 1,400 grams at birth. The...

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Bangladesh continues to promote Kangaroo Mother Care amidst COVID-19 pandemic to prevent prematurity related complications and deaths

Lakshmipur, a district in the southern part of Bangladesh, has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic like every other place in the country this year. Seeking regular health services from healthcare centers decreased rapidly, in fear of contracting this deadly virus. However, in recent months the situation started to improve...

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Preterm Birth in Bangladesh: USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project Efforts to Combat One of the Major Killers of Children under Five

By the time you finish reading this blog, at least one newborn child will die in Bangladesh due to prematurity. The United Nations (UN)[1] reported an estimated 2.4 million deaths in 2019, within the first four weeks after birth, or the neonatal period. Globally, 6,700 newborns die every day; in...

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