Dr. Shabina Ariff and her team from Aga Khan Universityis conducting an implementation trial to improve uptake of KMC at community level. Dr. Shabina is an expert clinician scientist and has led multiple national and international research projects aimed to improve maternal and neonatal health in Pakistan. She has been advocating for community and facility Kangaroo Mother Care. Presently she is conducting a trial on community at the rural district Dadu, South of Pakistan. The population of the district is marginalized, where majority of births take place at home, and accessibility to basic neonatal care is a major issue. We are implementing this low-cost intervention and exploring its impact on newborn survival and breast-feeding practices.
BayCare was present! Joseph’s Women's Hospital in Orlando, FL participated in Kangaroo-A _Thon on May 15. We had 19 babies/ moms / dad participate which was 53% of the unit on that day. Our unit is the Neonatal Intensive care Unit. The day was a huge success!