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Kangaroo mother care: helping low birthweight babies to thrive
Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can improve the health of premature or low birthweight newborn babies. St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust are part of an initiative working with the Government of Karnataka to scale up the practice of KMC in Koppal district of Karnataka state, India. The project intervened at three levels—district health management, public and private providers in urban and rural areas, and front-line community health workers. Paediatricians, nurses, and community health workers were trained and mentored to detect and manage newborn complications and then initiate, support, and monitor KMC in health facilities and in the homes after discharge. The mother shown in this photograph was helped through this initiative at the time of her delivery when she gave birth to low birthweight triplets. The girls are now 2 years old and thriving.
K V Balasubramanya, Prem K Mony, Suman Rao, Krishnamurthy Jayanna; Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bengaluru, India (KVB, KJ), Division of Epidemiology & Population Health, St John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru, India (PKM), Department of
Neonatology, St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, India (SR), and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (KJ)
Award winning photograph featuring our Kangaroo Mother Care project
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CSR consultation and learning workshop
Launch of Neem project in Karnataka
KHPT THALI participation at National Healthcare Summit
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Signing of a MoU between Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) for the implementation of THALI in Bengaluru
A child lost in thinking- a photograph selected as winning entry in the Lancet Moving pictures, 2016
KHPT at India CSR Summit 2016
CAHR 2016- KHPT at the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research
USAID India awards grant for combating tuberculosis in Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad to KHPT
Project Sukshema featured at the international conference on men’s involvement in improving women’s reproductive health
National workshop by Government of Karnataka & KHPT emphasise the need to ensure quality and equity in the delivery of MNCH care
KHPT researchers share new evidence at the STRIVE 2016 Annual Meeting