24-Hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17, 2022 your local time zone)

24-Hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17, 2022 your local time zone)

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This year, the theme of World Prematurity Day is Kangaroo Care. Let's work together and have a friendly global competition and see how many hours of kangaroo care we can do together in one day (November 17, your local hour)

Easy registration! Place this item and checkout to receive more information, resources, and a project plan that will make participation easy.  

Not sure if you have time or resources to make it work? Register, look at the plan, and then decide if your team participates and submit your results to be counted on November 17th.

Let's do this!

Kangaroo Care Day hosts the
24-hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on World Prematurity Day! 

Registration now closes on November 16th, 2022


The team leader ensures that the team is registered and the results are submitted.
Whether you are an expert in Kangaroo-a-thons, or this is your first one, your welcome package provides easy instructions and resources to track the duration of kangaroo care in 24 hours and to submit the results easily online. 


There is no cost to participate in the Kangaroo-a-thon. We will provide all the information and instructions, so your kangaroo-a-thon is as fun, with minimal effort, and as successful as possible. The contest is short and easy. 
We all win! Supporting parents to hold their babies change their lives for a lifetime. 


Since we have different sizes of units, we will ask for four numbers from every team, and we will calculate the rest:

  1. TEAM SIZE: Number of babies in the team or census
  2. SESSIONS DURATION: Total duration of kangaroo care in minutes
  3. NUMBER OF SESSIONS: Total number of kangaroo care sessions
  4. BABIES HELD: Number of babies held in kangaroo care


  • Kangaroo Care CHAMPIONS: The highest Team Average of KC (SESSIONS DURATION divided by TEAM SIZE)
  • Longest sessions:  SESSIONS DURATION divided by BABIES HELD
  • Most babies held: BABIES HELD divided by TEAM SIZE
We will also share these by adding all the teams' numbers submitted:
  • Number of Teams
  • Total Babies Participating: Add TEAM SIZE
  • Duration of Kangaroo Care:  add SESSIONS DURATION 
  • Total Number of Sessions: Add all NUMBER OF SESSIONS
  • Total Babies held in Kangaroo Care: Add BABIES HELD


We will compile all the teams' numbers, and report them back by email, on this website, and social media. We will also present the results of the "24-hour Kangaroo-a-thon On World Prematurity Day" and announce the winners of different categories on social media, email those who register, and during the Kangaroo Care Mother Care Conference on November 22, 2022, in Madrid, Spain.


Every team will receive a participation certificate via email, giving fabulous bragging rights. 
The winners will be featured everywhere we announce the result on this website, social media, our newsletter, and the KMC conference in Madrid; they will receive a certificate. We are asking for prizes from different sources so that we will update this as appropriate.

Nurtured by Design is donating The Zaky® ROO to every team that submits the results between Nov. 17 and 19th.
Shipping is not included.


Send us an email at info@kangaroo.care or contact us
We all win!

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