Evaluation of Kangaroo Mother Care in Malawi. Reuben Ligowe, 1 Anne-Marie Bergh, 2 Elise van Rooyen, 2 Joy Lawn, 3 Evelyn Zimba, 1 George Chiundu 1.
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Reuben Ligowe,1 Anne-Marie Bergh,2
Elise van Rooyen,2 Joy Lawn,3
Evelyn Zimba,1 George Chiundu1
1 Save the Children Malawi Country Office; 2 MRC Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies and University of Pretoria; 3 Save the Children/Saving Newborn Lives
Source: Opportunities for Africa’s Newborns. Eds Lawn and Kerber. 2007
Benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care are well known:
Human resources – management and perceptions:
Implementation and follow-up:
Recommendations for immediate attention:
(2) Strengthening current feeding practices for all babies in KMC:
(3) Use of KMC (skin-to-skin position) to transport babies between home and facilities or between facilities
Factors crucial for sustainability: