Starting the conversation: community perspectives on preterm birth and kangaroo mother care in southern Malawi

@inproceedings{Lydon2018StartingTC,
  title={Starting the conversation: community perspectives on preterm birth and kangaroo mother care in southern Malawi},
  author={Megan Lydon and Monica Brenda Longwe and Dyson Likomwa and Victoria Lwesha and Lydia Kanise Chimtembo and Pamela K. Donohue and Tanya Guenther and Bina Valsangar},
  booktitle={Journal of global health},
  year={2018}
}
Background Despite introduction of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Malawi over a decade ago, preterm birth remains the leading cause of neonatal mortality. Although KMC is initiated in the health care facility, robust community follow-up is critical for survival and optimal development of preterm and low birth weight infants post-discharge. The objective of this qualitative study was to gain insight into community and health worker understanding, attitudes, beliefs and practices around preterm… CONTINUE READING

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