The Magic of Exclusive Breastfeeding for a Child’s Growth and Development

Aziza Ramadhani Kitwiku, 29, has a primary school education and is a housewife and mother of three children in Tanzania. Below, she shares the different experiences of delivering and caring for her first two children compared to her third child, who is now seven-months-old and was conceived after she joined...

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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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