Health & Nutrition

Saturday 29 July 2017

Kangaroo Mother Care … helping mothers and babies to bond

By Pauline Njoroge

Grace in hospital with her babies on KMC

Grace Kyalo, 24 is a mother of three children. All her babies were born before their time. Her first baby was born in the year 2015, weighing 1690grams. She says the baby was placed in an incubator for two weeks until he gained weight.

Thursday 15 June 2017

CHX for umbilical cord care… a mother’s experience

By David Githinji

Ann with her baby at home

Thursday 30 March 2017

Father support for Kangaroo Mother Care amidst cultural beliefs

Saturday 22 October 2016

How the digital partograph will help in early identification and management of complications.

By Faith Naliaka

To ensure high quality care during labour, the proper use of a partograph to record key maternal and fetal data is critical. Key measurements, including cervical dilation, fetal heart rate, duration of labour and vital signs are recorded on the partograph in graph format. In this way, the progress of labour is monitored so that any delay or abnormality can be detected and treated. But in understaffed facilities, this may not happen.

Saturday 22 October 2016

The story of Vivian… A Kangaroo Mother Care Champion

By Teresa Akun

Under the DFID’s County Innovation Challenge Fund, Save the Children is working with ‘KMC champions’ – mothers who have successfully practiced Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and who are now using their own experiences to motivate, educate and support mothers who deliver pre-term babies. Through this approach, more mothers are embracing KMC, as they can relate with the real life experiences shared by the KMC champions.