Kangaroo Mother Care Community of Practice Virtual Forum in Spanish
The USAID-ASSIST supported Salud Materno Infantil‘s Kangaroo Mother Care Community of Practice held a virtual forum in Spanish from June 16th-24th, titled "Experiences in startup and early consolidation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) activities in hospitals in Latin America: favorable factors, constraints and lessons learned."
In the context of a growing interest in the kangaroo method in the world, the forum aimed to share experiences and lessons of the successful start-up and early stabilization activities of KMC, with a focus on guiding interested hospitals in the most appropriate steps and considerations, to increase the chances of success. The forum providd a platform for participants to share their opinions, experiences or pose questions. The 17 participants who participated in the forum included health practitioners from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.
The moderator of the forum was Dr. Ivonne Gomez, a pediatrician and Director of USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) and Health Care Improvement (HCI) projects in Nicaragua. View a blog by Dr. Gomez reflecing on the forum.
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