With ‘kangaroo care,’ parents can save their premature babies, just by holding them

Ethiopia

In hospitals like Zeweditu in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, incubators are rare. And when they are available, the electricity supply isn’t reliable enough to keep them running.

Afghanistan: A unit for “kangaroo mothers” in Kabul

Afghanistan

The MSF maternity centre at the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital has forty-two beds, ten of them in the NICU and five for the kangaroo unit.

WHO First Embrace campaign to save more than 50,000 newborn babies a year in Western Pacific Region

First Embrace highlights early essential newborn care (EENC) – a package of actions and interventions that address the most common causes of newborn death or disease, such as prematurity (being born too soon), low birth weight and severe infection.

What it takes to nurture a baby using Kangaroo Mother Care

Rwanda

Hospitals in Rwanda have adapted to the Kangaroo Mother Care system and this has helped save lives.

Bill Gates Will Try To Save 2 Million Children From Dying This Year — Here’s How

Bill and Melinda Gates argue — and research backs them up — that the world could save about 2 million newborns every year through a variety of low-cost interventions.

United States: Legacy implements ‘kangaroo care’ for premature babies

United States of America

The hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit hosted a two-week Kangaroo-a-thon to encourage more of the skin-to-skin contact.

Premature kids saved by Kangaroo Mother Care discharged

Tanzania, United Republic of

Recent statistics shows that at least 13 percent of born babies in Tanzania are born with low birth weight which contributes to the infant’s deaths by 86 percent.

Experts recommend `kangaroo care’ to keep babies warm in winters

India

Exposure to fluctuating temperature and changing weather conditions can be hazardous to the health of babies. Experts say `Kangaroo Care’ is the best technique to maintain normal body temperature of kids.

Bangladesh: Keeping newborn warm in winter

Bangladesh

Experts from World Health Organisation (WHO) and Saving Newborn Lives initiative of Save the Children have recommended the following actions for proper postnatal care.

Ethiopia: Kangaroo Mother Care for Newborns Recommended

Ethiopia

“There is tremendous opportunity and we know what needs to be done to ensure every Ethiopian mother and her baby have a healthy start,” Gary L. Darmstadt (MD), Lancet Series author and senior fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says.