Welcome to the Official Website of the 2024 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15)

Winners of the 24-Hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on KC DAY 2023

Thanks to everyone who, in one way or another, celebrated Kangaroo Care Day (MAY 15). 

One of the most popular events is a kangaroo-a-thon.  Many NICUs participate and some submitted the results for the one we hosted: the 24-hour kangaroo-a-thon

Here are the results.  We are so happy that teams experienced an increased duration of kangaroo care.

Are you interested in being a BETA TESTER for The Zaky Kangaroo Care APP?

We are looking for teams to help us test our Kangaroo Care App in real time. Developed by Nurtured by Design and funded by the Gates Foundation, The Zaky®  APP allows teams to keep track of the kangaroo care happening in their teams and kangaroo-a-thons.
Join us in revolutionizing kangaroo care with our innovative app!

email info@kangaroo.care if you are interested or for more info.

The next kangaroo-a-thon is on World Prematurity Day (Nov 17). Using The Zaky Kangaroo Care APP is optional. Stay tuned for more information.

 

OVERALL RESULTS FOR MAY 15th:

Number of teams: 45

Countries: 9

Total number of babies: 1,006

Number of babies held in KC: 469

Total Time in Kangaroo Care: 1565 hr 8 min

Number of KC sessions: 57,205 sessions

Average Kangaroo Care (duration per baby per day): 1hr 33min

Average KC Session for babies held (duration per baby per day) :  3hr 20 min

% babies held:  (BABIES HELD divided by TEAM SIZE): 47%

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OVERALL WINNER: 

Réanimation et soins intensifs néonataux NICU Valenciennes N/A France

 

OVERALL WINNERS BY COUNTRY:

(All the team leaders that submitted the results received the data for all the teams that participated to use as benchmark. If you didn't receive it, please contact info@kangaroo.care) 

TEAM RANKING FOR OFFICIAL KANGAROO-A-THON ON MAY 15
Average Kangaroo Care for the team (KC per baby per day)
Team Name 
Hospital Unit(s) participating in this Kangaroo-a-thon
City
State/Province
 Country
Average Kangaroo Care (duration per baby per day)
(SESSIONS DURATION divided by TEAM SIZE)
 
Average KC Session (duration per baby per day)
(SESSIONS DURATION divided by BABIES HELD)
 
% babies held: 
(BABIES HELD divided by TEAM SIZE)
MINUTES
HR:MIN:SEC
MINUTES
HR:MIN:SEC
 
1
Réanimation et soins intensifs néonataux
NICU
Valenciennes
N/A
France
491.60
8:11:36
526.71
8:46:43
93%
3
Neonatologia - Hospital Calderón Guardia
NICU
San Jose
San Jose
Costa Rica
389.08
6:29:05
389.08
6:29:05
100%
5
Ochsner-Baptist NICU
NICU
New Orleans
La
United States
244.50
4:04:30
337.24
5:37:14
73%
8
Newcastle Neonates
NICU
Newcastle Upon Tyne
N/A
United Kingdom
230.00
3:50:00
230.00
3:50:00
100%
10
Netcare group
Other: Maternity and NICU
Johannesburg
N/A
South Africa
200.21
3:20:13
200.21
3:20:13
100%
14
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
NICU
Montreal
Quebec
Canada
146.25
2:26:15
159.55
2:39:33
92%
17
NICU AZ Middelheim
NICU
Antwerp
Antwerp
Belgium
136.67
2:16:40
205.00
3:25:00
67%
23
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
NICU
Jerusalem
N/A
Israel
70.23
1:10:14
93.64
1:33:38
75%
33
Maternidade Escolada UFRJ
NICU
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brasil
27.00
0:27:00
135.00
2:15:00
20%

 

TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED AND SUBMITTED RESULTS

(in alphabetical order by Team Name)

Team Name Hospital Unit(s) participating in this Kangaroo-a-thon City State/Province (write N/A if not applicable)  Country
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist NICU Winston Salem NC United States
Baptist South’s  Little Joeys NICU Jacksonville FL United States
BIDMC NICU NICU Boston MA United States
Bronson Children's Hospital NICU Kalamazoo Michigan United States
BTMC NICU NICU Glendale AZ United States
ch roubaix Other: nicu and kangaroo unit roubaix N/A France
Children's Mercy  Kangaroo Care in the NICU NICU Kansas City Missouri United States
Childrens Hospital Colorado- Colorado Springs NICU NICU colorado Springs CO United States
CHOG NICU NICU Augusta GA United States
Covenant Healthcare Kangaroo Club NICU Saginaw MI United States
Duke Regional Hospital Special Care Nursery NICU Durham NC United States
Halifax Health NICU NICU Daytona Beach FL United States
Hca Fl University cuddle bugs NICU Davie Florida United States
Homerton Neonatal Unit NICU, HDU and SCBU London London United Kingdom
Hôpital de Saint-Quentin NICU Saint-Quentin Hauts-de-France France
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont NICU Montreal Quebec Canada
Imperial Neonatal Units NICU London N/A United Kingdom
John Muir Medical Center NICU Walnut Creek CA United States
Kaiser Anaheim Medical Center NICU Anaheim CA United States
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, NICU NICU San Francisco CA United States
Kangaroo Cuddle- SJHC NICU Toronto ONTARIO Canada
Kate Lindig Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU Houston Texas United States
Manor NNU NICU WALSALL West Midlands United Kingdom
Maternidade Escolada UFRJ NICU Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brasil
Medical Center Hospital - Odessa NICU Odessa Tx United States
Medical Center Hospital - Odessa NICU Odessa Tx United States
Neonatal Unit, Singleton Hospital NICU Swansea Wales United Kingdom
Néonatalogie Centre Hospitalier de Calais NICU Calais NA France
Neonatologia - Hospital Calderón Guardia NICU San Jose San Jose Costa Rica
Netcare group Other: Maternity and NICU Johannesburg N/A South Africa
Newcastle Neonates NICU Newcastle Upon Tyne N/A United Kingdom
NICU AZ Middelheim NICU Antwerp Antwerp Belgium
Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center NICU Wilmington NC United States
Ochsner-Baptist NICU NICU New Orleans La United States
Parkview Regional Medical Center NICU NICU Fort Wayne IN United States
Réanimation et soins intensifs néonataux NICU Valenciennes N/A France
Shaare Zedek Medical Center NICU Jerusalem N/A Israel
soins courants de Neonatalogie Other: Neonatal unit Valenciennes N/A France
St. Louis Childrens Hospital NICU St Louis MO Missouri United States
St.Peter's Hospital NICU NICU Chertsey Surrey United Kingdom
Tufts Medical Center NICU Boston Massachusetts United States
UHTMC NICU NICU Kansas City MO United States
UMC NICU NICU Las Vegas NV United States
UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's Hospital NICU Cedar Rapids Iowa United States
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital NICU Dover NH United States