Kangaroo Mother Care

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But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion
Luke 10: 33

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The Kangaroo Mother Care Method: A Vital Remedy for Fragile Newborns in Madagascar

The ‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ method is so much more than a mere care approach for premature or low birth-weight babies. It stands as a crucial pillar for Compassion Madagascar, addressing an urgent need in a country where neonatal mortality remains a major challenge. Alarming data sheds light on the pressing necessity to support this life-saving initiative.

Context and Challenges:
  • Alarming mortality rates: In 2013, the neonatal mortality rate in Madagascar was 26 per 1,000 live births, significantly surpassing the Sustainable Development Goals’ target of 12 per 1,000 by 2030.
  • Vulnerability of premature babies: With a preterm birth rate of 14% and 16% of babies born with low birth weight, these children begin life with heightened risks of complications and death.
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Findings and Statistics:

Devastating repercussions: Premature babies, even if they manage to survive with the help of incubators, may suffer enduring physical and emotional impacts. Increased risks of disabilities, emotional, and behavioral disorders highlight the significance of tailored care from birth.


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Accomplishments of Compassion Madagascar:

Concrete actions: In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, with joint funding from Fondation Orange Solidarité and institutional donors, Compassion Madagascar established 30 Kangaroo Mother Care centers all over Madagascar, providing training to the healthcare staff, offering medical equipments  to these centers and sensitizing the population to the unprecedented benefits offered by the practice of this method.

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The Kangaroo Mother Care Method (KMC) :

A proven approach: Endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), KMC addresses the specific needs of premature or low birth-weight babies. By regulating the body temperature and promoting breastfeeding, this method significantly reduces the risks of mortality and complications.

A Step Towards the Future: Reaching Out to Premature Babies

The numbers speak for themselves. Your financial support can genuinely alter these statistics, providing premature babies with a chance for a healthy and balanced life. By joining our efforts, we can intervene from the earliest moments to change the fate of these fragile children and offer them a promising future.