Medical Equipment & Supplies

Kangaroo Care


Kangaroo Care

One of the most effective lifesaving techniques for babies born prematurely is one of the simplest. Known as Kangaroo care, it gives ‘at-risk' newborns - babies who aren't sick, but were born prematurely or weighing less than 2 kilograms - the extra care they need by providing close and constant contact with their caregiver.

Continuous skin-to-skin contact with the caregiver provides babies with warmth and promotes regular breastfeeding. This method is highly effective in countries where health facilities are under-resourced, and has been shown to reduce the number of newborn deaths by 50 per cent compared to standard care in these settings.

Because Kangaroo care requires little more than training, a comfortable chair or bed, and a fabric wrap, it's ideal for the challenging settings in which we work.

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