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What happened in 2017 around the world?

What happened in 2017 around the world?

Below are the responses from the 2017 Pledge for Kangaroo Care Day in 2017 

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Company Name City State/Province (US/Canada) Country  Pledge
University hospital for active treatment Ruse, Bulgaria Ruse bg I am a psychologist, assigned to the NICU in our hospital.I am already active on social media about kangaroocare. I am helping to make it a practice in our NICU and proud to say we do it twice a week for an hour during the parent`s visits.
IWK Health Centre Halifax NS ca
EFCNI Munich de Raising awareness on Social Media and on our Website
Fundraising for kangaroo-chairs for a hospital in Greece
Baby Living Lab Barcelona es We will be tweeting and sharing information on our blog.
Helsinki Metropolia UAS Helsinki fi I promise to continue working in daily baisis  to educate, promote and increase awareness of KMC locally, nationally and globally from grassroots to policy makers.
To who can I talk about KMC = all and everyone
Where can I talk about KMC =  everywhere
When can I talk about KMC = always (promote in all possible situations and raise awareness)
Barking,Havering & Redbridge University NHS Trust Romford gb I am the Infant Feeding & Developmental care Lead on the Neonatal Unit, Level 2
Barnsley Neonatal Unit Barnsley gb We have a message board which we are decorating for kangaroo care day for parents and staff to share their thoughts and feelings about kangaroo care and how we support kangaroo care.
We are planning on asking both current parents and families previously nursed on the neonatal unit to share their stories, pictures and experiences on our ward facebook page.
We have put up new kanagroo care boards to provide new information.
Bawku Presbyterian hospital Bawku gh I will be active in social media supporting and educating parents on KMC.
AUBMC Beirut lb On the Occasion of Kangaroo care awareness day, the following activities were held in the Neonatal intensive care unit on May 14, 2017:
1- Parents were invited for a group discussion on the importance of Kangaroo care
2- Mothers and fathers were invited to hold their infants' skin to skin in the unit
3- Certificates of participation and pins with the Kangaroo Care Logo were distributed to parents
4- A banner was posted in the unit
5- A poster with pictures of previous years’ Kangaroo Care day and benefits of Kangaroo Care was placed in the unit
6- The activity was posted on social media and the hospital website.
AUBMC Beirut lb On the Occasion of Kangaroo care awareness day, the following activities were held in the Neonatal intensive care unit on May 14, 2017:
1- Parents were invited for a group discussion on the importance of Kangaroo care
2- Mothers and fathers were invited to hold their infants' skin to skin in the unit
3- Certificates of participation and pins with the Kangaroo Care Logo were distributed to parents
4- A banner was posted in the unit
5- A poster with pictures of previous years™ Kangaroo Care day and benefits of Kangaroo Care was placed in the unit
6- The activity was posted on social media and the hospital website.
Auckland district Health Board auckland nz Asking all Mums and dads in our neonatal unit to hold their babies skin to skin as much and for as long as possible.
Posts will be put on the neonatal trusts facebook page.
Ms 7 Lurline Ave Epsom nz
Wholehearted Ltd Wellington nz
Hamad Medical Corporation Doha qa To show support for Kangaroo Care I will involve myself in the activities of our hospital to promote kangaroo care among mothers and babies, I will deliberately advocate campaigns about KMC and its improtance and teach others how to do it properly and effectively. I will be also active in social media to raise awareness for kangaroo care.
HMC DOHA qa Also mother of 2 preterm babies who loved to do kangaroo care dailyAwareness program
workshops for health care professions
parent experience lectures to parents of preterm babies
competitions for staff inthe hospital regarding kangaroo care and benefits
King Fahad Medical City Riyadh sa A month long  KC promotion starting 15 April 2017.
KC Video demonstration in the antenatal clinic and giving of KC brochure.
A KC banner will be posted in the NICU
Electronic announcement of the KC day.
Continues encouraging the parents do Kangaroo care and  give some token of appreciation to parents who spent the longest KC hours.
On 15 May 2017 will be our KC awareness big day.
There will be booth from the following disciplines:Medical,Nursing,Respiratory Therapist, Parent Support Group, Lactation/Breastfeeding Team and Social Workers.
There will be a program where the CEO,Medical and Nursing leaders and Patient Experience Department lead will be invited.
In the said program, 3 parents  chosen to speak about KC experience.
Place:King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh,Saudi Arabia
Malicek Bratislava sk Our parent organization Malicek support families with preemie babies. We asked our parents to share their photos from first time of Kangaroo care.
From the photos we prepared a video.
Also we prepared awareness information for media in our country.
National Cheng Kung University Hospital Tainan tw We do kangaroo care in our NICU and Level II baby ward. kangaroo care is routine in our hospital.
Taichung Veterans General Hospital Taichung tw I will put the logo in my facebook
I will spread the imformation through lecture in hospital and post in facebook
I will give this information to Taiwan Premature Baby Fundation
We encourage and support parents in our NICU for Kangaroo care.
Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Unit Leicester U1
NHS Grampian Aberdeen U3 Publicity/information for parents and staff withing the NNU
All staff to support the aim for all babies, as far as possible, within the unit to experience Kangaroo care on the 15th May
Tweet about the day raising social media awareness
Identify Kangaroo Care champions to continue to support and improve kangaroo care within our unit
OHMATDET Kiev AE ua I am the chief of the department for premature babies.
First Food For Baby Cave Creek Scottsdale Phoenix AZ us This is an ongoing free service I provide to interested parents and all of my families with babies that get medical procedures to help support the Autonomic Nervous System.  KMC information is provided for every family I come in contact with - always.
Honor Health Scottsdale Shea Scottsdale AZ us Promote Kangaroo care in our NICU to increase awareness and benefits.
loma linda childrens hosp loma linda CA us
Parent 5018 Vista del Vegas CA us Facebook post.
Discuss with friends and family.
Celebrate with my 5-year-old daughter and husband.
Halifax Health daytona beach FL us Promoting KMC in our small level II NICU by starting an initiative on May 1st to see how many parents can Kangaroo their babies for as long as possible. After two weeks we will see how well we have done.....then re-educate to become even better!
halifax health daytona beach fl FL us
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies Orlando FL us
Blank Children's Hospital Des Moines IA us I also am the March of Dimes NICU Family Support coordinator.   We will celebrating Kangaroo Care with a week long event May 11-18, 2017 with daily prizes.

Families that hold their baby at least 1 hour skin to skin may enter a raffle ticket for the drawings.  Nurses will sign the raffle tickets, making them also eligible for prizes specific to nursing.  This will be our 3rd Annual Kangaroo-a-thon!
UnityPoint Health Des Moines Grinnell IA us I'm a mom of a 26 weeker! He is now 7 months old (4 months adjusted) and doing amazing.Born at 2lbs 1.5oz now 15.5 lbs! We left the hospital exclusively breastfeeding and still going strong! I roomed in with him during his 88 day NICU start at life and held him skin to skin often. I'll treasure those moments forever. I want to empower other mamas (and dads) to benefit baby and themselves by doing so too. I also work at a midwife office and will spread word to our patients on May 15th!On May 15th I plan to:
Hold my preemie skin to skin!
Post a Facebook status to raise awareness and photos of my husband and I kangarooing our son in the NICU!
Set up a display table with educational information at my workplace (which is an OB office) for patients to view!
Donate to the local Kangaroo-a-thon event for current NICU families where parents who kangaroo have a chance to win raffle prizes!
Advocate Children's Hospital Park Ridge IL us WE are having a kangaroo-a-thon in the NICU at Advocate Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.
Lutheran health network Fort Wayne IN us Over many years, we have continued to expand how we celebrate kangaroo care day.  We often provide snacks like granola bars and water for the Mother usually wrapped in a soft kangaroo themed blanket.  We have had kangaroo cookies and/or suckers.  We have had all three of our hospitals in Fort Wayne doing kangaroo at the same time and trying to increase the number of families providing it.  We have had and will have again the marquee(signage) by the highway promoting kangaroo care day and providing the benefits.   And television reports of the positive benefits of kangaroo care day.  Looking forward to another great year!
Thanks for all you do in your hospitals to continue to promote it!
The Community Hospital Munster IN us Encourage parent and staff participation throughout the month of May with a big whoopla on the 15th.  Will also check you out on FB.
Mother of former 27 weeker New Llano LA us Even though my preemie is going to be turning 3 next month he still loves his kangaroo care.
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore MD us Post at the bedisde a poster for parents to refer and provide verbal reinforcement of the importance and benefits of KC
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore MD us Educate staff and parents, post a poster with benefit at bedside for each baby in their room for family to refer to for information and ongoing education.
Save the Children Chevy Chase MD us Continue to advocate and support countries to implement Kangaroo Care
Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center Duluth MN us I am one of the nurses on our Developmental Care Committee for our NICU.
Our unit was featured on the local news (Fox 21) to help celebrate Kangaroo Care and Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. We made a poster to display in the hospital to educate other visitors in the hospital about the importance of Kangaroo Care.
preemie parent Raleigh NC us By sharing photos of kangaroo care with my micro-preemie daughter.
Wake Forest Baptist NICU Winston-Salem NC us looking forward to it
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Reno NV us I'm also a certified Kangaroo Caregiver consultant.  I will be dressed in a Kangaroo costume at the hospital that day. I will be going around from room to room on the maternal floor and talking with parents about Kangaroo Care.  I will be taking pictures and giving away gift bags on that day. Lots of fun activities for Kangaroo-a-thon, which will run May 1st through May 15th.
Golisano Children's Hospital Rochester NY us I am a Kangaroo Care champion for our 68 bed unit.  I will be placing a poster about Kangaroo Care: benefits, and encourage mom's and dad's to share what it means to them to "Kangaroo" their infant.
I will also be making "Kangaroo Cutout cookies to pass out to our mom's and dad's as a treat.  Sending out in a newsletter to each family about May 15th, and asking them to place how many minutes on your Kangaroo Logo they did on the poster.
Dr. 3850 Ellendale Road OH us I am having a message sent to all CKCs to celebrate the day.  Susie Ludington
Mercy Children's Hospital Toledo OH us Kangaroo a thin in our NICU
Neonatal Services Family Advisory Committee Powell OH us
OhioHealth Columbus OH us Educate all new nurses and physicians who join our maternity staff teams.
Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Women and Babies Hospital Lancaster PA us Our NICU is a long time supporter of skin to skin care for our NICU babies and well babies (First Baby Friendly Hospital in PA)
Riddle Hospital/Main Line Health Media PA us
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA us We are giving away gifts for families and staff that participate in kangaroo care
~ Making chocolate treats for staff
~fundraising and trying to bring awareness to unit
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Memphis TN us
Del Sol Medical Center El Paso TX us We are planning on displaying it throughout the hospital. We are also providing photos to the parents of them providing kangaroo care along with cake and punch to celebrate the day.
We plan on sharing it on our hospital's Facebook page and also on our internal newsletter.
Hand to Hold Austin TX us Hand to Hold is actively promoting Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (and all the time!) with informative articles and encouragement.
NICE – PREMATURITY WATCH-Circle of Care Houston, TX us
Nurtured by Design Sugar Land TX us Volunteer to help hospitals celebrate the day around the world.
Texas Health Resources Plano Plano TX us I am a neonatologist with MEDNAX medical group working today at Texas Health Resources Plano NICU. We only recently found out about Kangaroo Care Awareness Day last week but my hospital was willing to support my desire to do something for our parents this year! We will be handing out cookies celebrating our NICU parents for participating in Kangaroo Care and encouraging those who have not yet been able to participate to start. We will be sharing with parents and staff all day the wonderful benefits of Kangaroo Care and I will be sharing on my social media pages. The hospital also plans to share pictures. We are excited to participate and look forward to doing a bigger event next year!
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg VA us
Aurora Baycare Medical Center Shawano WI us I will continue to encourage the families I work with to do kangaroo care and teach how important it is.
march of dimes Milwaukee WI us Yes we host an annual kangaroo a thon that kicks off May 15- runs though the end of May at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin NICU, education, support & learning about Kangaroo care for staff and well as parents, others the importance for mom/dad/& baby(s). This will be our 5th annual.
N/A Waunakee WI us I will post pictures on social media.  I have a personal Facebook page along with a Group Facebook Page titled "Life's a Trip with Triplets".  I will include a short excerpt on my first-hand experience with Kangaroo Care and my preemies. 
I am also joining a committee at a local hospital that consists of some NICU nursing staff and parents of preemies.  I will spread the word of Kangaroo Care within that committee as well as with the nurses in the NICU at that hospital.
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