Kangaroo Mother Care Joint Statement

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Acceptance and promotion of kangaroo mother care (KMC) by professional associations is critical for its accelerated use to save newborn lives and improve outcomes globally.

This International Joint Statement is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), International Pediatric Association (IPA) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

Organizations are encouraged to endorse this statement and disseminate it through their communication channels.

A press event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 15. The event is recorded and the video is available here.

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Press Event Video

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