Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of helping premature and low-birth-weight newborns to survive and experience quality care from their own mothers (or fathers), with or without intensive care. Mostly used in developing countries, it increases the small baby’s chances for survival through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, exclusive breastfeeding and increased interaction with the parents. Through this intervention, hospitals lacking in equipment and resources are able to improve outcomes and send patients home faster and safer, while also reducing cost of care for the family and the institution.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic that continues to wreak havoc in many parts of the world,
the 13th International Workshop and Congress on Kangaroo Mother Care scheduled for November 16-19, 2020,
is hereby rescheduled for Nov. 16-19, 2021.
We shall keep you posted on its developments as soon as this crisis is mitigated, if not resolved.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
World Sepsis Congress
On 9 September 2020, the WHO and the GSA will host the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance – Global Health Threats of the 21st Century. The WSC Spotlight is an innovative free online congress bringing together over 30 renowned experts from all around the world to talk on COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, sepsis, and how they are all linked. The congress will be held in English and is open to everyone with an internet connection. For more information on program, speakers, time zones, and to register for free, please visit wscspotlight.org.