Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective: a systematic review

by Grace Chan, Ilana Bergelson, Emily R. Smith et al.
Health Policy and Planning – Published: 24 August 2017

10 pp. 242 kB

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, adoption among health systems has varied. Understanding the interaction between health system functions – leadership, financing, healthcare workers (HCWs), technologies, information and research, and service delivery – and KMC is essential to understanding KMC adoption. The authors present a systematic review of the barriers and enablers of KMC implementation from the perspective of health systems, with a focus on HCWs and health facilities.

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