We are thrilled to announce the launch of Kangaroo Mother Care Unit (KMC) at HBT Medical College & Dr. R. N. Cooper Mun. Gen. Hospital, Mumbai in collaboration with Cooper Hospital. KMC is a method of caring for preterm or low birth-weight infants, involving skin-to-skin contact and exclusive breastfeeding.
The unit was inaugurated by Dr. Shailesh Mohite, Dean of HBT Medical College & Dr. R. N. Cooper Mun. Gen. Hospital Mumbai, and Mr. Ashwini Kakkar, Chairperson of Action Against Hunger. This pilot project has been initiated with the aim of improving the health outcomes for stable, preterm and low birth weight babies and reducing infant mortality.
The 24-hour unit will have trained nurses and doctors from Action Against Hunger India to run the unit, along with counseling sessions for the mothers and follow-up post-discharge of the mother and child.
The goal of Action Against Hunger India is to enhance the health and well-being of infants, ensuring their nutrition, growth, and development, and nurturing them to become the bright future of tomorrow.