Kangaroo mother care: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions

Publish Date: September 2015
Author: Linda Vesel, Anne-Marie Bergh, Kate J. Kerber, Bina Valsangkar, Goldy Mazia, Sarah G. Moxon, Hannah Blencowe, Gary L. Darmstadt, Joseph de Graft Johnson, Kim E. Dickson, Juan Gabriel Ruiz Peláez, Severin Ritter von Xylander, Joy E. Lawn

This MCSP co-authored article published in the journal BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth aims to: 1) use a 12-country analysis to explore health system bottlenecks affecting the scale-up of kangaroo mother care; (2) propose solutions to the most significant bottlenecks; and (3) outline priority actions for scale-up.

The 12 countries reviewed in the article are: Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

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