Implementing facility-based kangaroo mother care services: lessons from a multi-country study in Africa

by Anne-Marie Bergh, Kate Kerber, Stella Abwao et al.
BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:293 (8 July 2014)

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Some countries have undertaken programs that included scaling up kangaroo mother care. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the implementation status of facility-based kangaroo mother care services in four African countries: Malawi, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda. The authors conclude that the integration of kangaroo mother care into routine newborn care services should be part of all maternal and newborn care initiatives and packages. Engaging ministries of health and other implementing partners from the outset may promote buy in and assist with the mobilization of resources for scaling up kangaroo mother care services. Mechanisms for monitoring these services should be integrated into existing health management information systems.

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