Kangaroo Mother Care Case Study

The Government of India endorsed kangaroo mother care (KMC) as a life-saving intervention for all stable newborns with a birthweight below 2000g, and has issued operational guidelines on its use in health facilities in 2014. The guidelines recommend KMC units located in or as close possible to a sick newborn care unit, neonatal stabilization units, or postnatal wards. The government further recommended that the KMC units be staffed with trained and willing service providers at all days and hours. This series of case studies reviews the experience of India to date in implementing the new guidelines.


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