Empowering Future Care-givers: Intensive KMC Training by Action Against Hunger.


Action Against Hunger, India, in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Community Medicine at HBT Medical College, along with Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, conducted a three-day training program on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at HBT Medical College. 

The training was inaugurated by Dr. Manisha Khare, the Dean of Academics, in the presence of department heads, professors, house officers, nurses, the vice-principal of the School of Nursing, and the Action Against Hunger India team. 

Over 40 participants, including third-year Nursing Students, Medical College students, and Nursing Staff from the Pediatrics and Gynecology departments, took part in the interactive and participatory sessions organized during the training. 

Dignitaries highlighted that HBTMC and Dr. R N Cooper Hospital are pioneers in establishing a dedicated KMC Unit among all major civic hospitals and teaching institutions under MCGM. Additionally, they emphasized that HBTMC and Copper Hospital are among the first institutes to introduce KMC Training in tertiary healthcare facilities.