What´s new?

28 Dec 2016 00:39

Dear Kangaroo Family   We want to thank you for being part of the last International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care. It was a pleasure to share great moments with all of you during those 4 days !   C [ ... ]


What’s new in Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)?

After the 2016 KMC meeting held in Trieste, Italy, the XII International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care is returning to Bogotá, Colombia, the cradle of KMC and the training site for more than 75 teams from 35 countries since 1994. In 1998, 120 participants from 30 countries met in Bogotá for the II International Conference KMC and documented reasons for resistance and solutions to barriers in KMC implementation. It is interesting that many barriers still exist 20 years later, even if KMC is now used all over the world. KMC at country level is still a challenge, even in Colombia, where 52 KMC programs are being implemented all over the country. This will be the main topic of the workshop (November 14-15, 2018) for the XII International Conference (INK) . The INK Congress (November 16-17, 2018) will focus on all the neuro-protective evidence-based measures that can be implemented to protect the brain of the premature and low birth weight (LBW) infant from birth to the end of the first year, corrected age. The focus will also be on KMC as the main neuro-protective measure available in the first 1000 days of life of the high-risk newborn.


The Kangaroo Foundation in Bogotá will organize the events, in collaboration with the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) of Bogotá, the Colombian Ministry of Health, the INK Scientific Committee, UNICEF, PAHO, ASCON and some selected private investors.