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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Increasing newborn babies’ chances of survival

In Pakistan, one baby in every 22 dies during its first month of life. This is the world’s highest rate of newborn mortality and a distressing statistic to which stillborn babies must be added. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides maternal and child healthcare services in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near...

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