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24-Hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17, 2023)

24-Hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17, 2023)

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This year, we continue with the theme of World Prematurity Day as 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.)

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 closes on November 15th, 2023

Participate on Nov 17, and submit your results by Nov 30, 3023


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. 


This is a friendly competition using the honor system and 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:We provide the excel to make it easy for you. 

  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 
  • 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 of those who register.


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 they will receive a certificate.

Send us an email at info@kangaroo.care or contact us
We all win!
Hosted by the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15)