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Report on an international workshop on kangaroo mother care: lessons learned and a vision for the future

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, May 2018
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Title
Report on an international workshop on kangaroo mother care: lessons learned and a vision for the future
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12884-018-1819-9
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Adriano Cattaneo, Adidja Amani, Nathalie Charpak, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Sarah Moxon, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Giorgio Tamburlini, Julieta Villegas, Anne-Marie Bergh

Abstract

Globally, complications of prematurity are the leading cause of death in children under five. Preterm infants who survive their first month of life are at greater risk for various diseases and impairments in infancy, childhood and later life, representing a heavy social and economic burden for families, communities and health and social systems. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is recommended as a beneficial and effective intervention for improving short- and long-term preterm birth outcomes in low- and high-income settings. Nevertheless, KMC is not as widely used as it should be. The International Network on KMC runs biennial workshops and congresses to help improve the coverage and quality of KMC worldwide. This paper reports the results of the two-day workshop held in November 2016, where 92 participants from 33 countries shared experiences in a series of round tables, group work sessions and plenaries. Barriers to and enablers of KMC are discussed with regard to parents, health workers and the health system. Key factors for effective implementation and uptake relate to appropriate training for health staff, adherence to protocols and the creation of a welcoming environment for families. Recommendations for planning for national programmes are made according to a six-stage change model. Resources and the cost of making progress are discussed in terms of investment, maintenance, and acceleration and scaling-up costs. KMC training requirements are presented according to three levels of care. To ensure quality KMC, key requisites are proposed for the different KMC components and for sensitive communication with caregivers. The group attending to the monitoring and evaluation of KMC at a national and subnational level highlight the lack of standard indicator definitions. Key priorities for investment include health services research, harmonisation of indicators, development of a costing tool, programming and scaling up, and the follow-up of preterm infants. It is hoped that this report will help to further scale-up and sustain KMC through a systematic approach that includes raising commitment, identifying key strategies to address the main barriers and using existing facilitators, ensuring training and quality, agreeing on indicators for monitoring and evaluation, and advancing implementation research.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 227 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 15%
Researcher 20 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 7%
Student > Postgraduate 15 7%
Student > Bachelor 14 6%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 83 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 49 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 47 21%
Psychology 7 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 7 3%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 25 11%
Unknown 88 39%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 May 2023.
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#4,617,095
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#1,272
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#81,854
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#59
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