WHO recommends KMC for routine care for newborns weighing less than 2000 grams at birth. In 2013, the Government of Bangladesh adopted four high-impact newborn interventions, including KMC, for scaling up across the country. Following the declaration in 2013, stakeholders decided to develop a standard guideline for consistent implementation nationwide.
This is Brief 3 in a series. The other briefs are:
Brief 1: National Newborn Health Program (NNHP) for Ending Preventable Newborn Deaths in Bangladesh
Brief 2: Implementing outpatient management of infections in young infants: Building the skills of union level providers
Brief 4: Improving newborn care and care-seeking practices in Bangladesh through an SBCC approach
Brief 5: Newborn Commodities in Bangladesh Health System
Brief 6: Implementing the Comprehensive Newborn Care Package: Integration and Use of Data in Routine Health Information System
Brief 7: Newborn Health in Urban Bangladesh