The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization, other implementing organizations and several national professional societies, is excited to showcase a series of webinars aimed at promoting new evidence on immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (iKMC), supporting a paradigm shift to zero separation between mothers and their newborn babies with a goal to improve quality of care and outcomes for small and sick newborns.
The Science of iKMC
Watch Episode 1 to get an overview of the science behind immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (iKMC) and WHO study findings.
iKMC Readiness and Implementation
Episode 2 teaches you how to implement and integrate iKMC to small and sick newborn care.
Policy and Guidelines for iKMC
Episode 3 features a discussion of the policy and guidelines developed to support iKMC.
Sharing ECHO lessons learned
This episode will highlight ECHO Lessons learned and is tentatively scheduled to be released in February 2024.
Sick and Small Newborn Care model of care publication
Launch of WHO recommendations for care of the preterm or low-birth-weight infant
iKMC and Survival of Infants with Low Birth Weight
Kangaroo mother care started immediately after birth critical for saving lives, new research shows
Immediate Kangaroo Care (iKMC) to Improve Survival of Low Birth Weight Infants
American Academy of Pediatrics