Hi everyone! I felt a bit rushed at the end of my presentation yesterday, but I wanted to talk a little bit more about Kangaroo Care because I think it provides a great alternative to expensive care for premature infants. For example, I’ve been reading a lot about the use of Kangaroo Care in Malawi. Malawi has approximately 15,000 neonatal deaths a year and 60-90% of those deaths are attributed to LBW babies who are mostly preterm. I’ve attached a video and some resources in hopes that it might be interesting to you all since we have seen through reading Monique and the Mango Rains how important (yet lacking) good maternal care is in Malawi.
Here is the link for the video:
And here are a couple (short) articles that you all might find interesting:
I’m also wondering how you all think that various disciplines (nursing, public health, politics, etc.) can contribute to promoting programs such as Kangaroo Care.