by UNICEF

UNICEF-funded projects in Kenya have achieved remarkable results in increasing breastfeeding

and its pa

rtners

rates and reducing neonatal mortality."What is even mo▓re encouraging is that with the advocacy eff▓ort of UNICEF, Kangaroo Mother

in various

parts of

Care has been popularized ▓in majority of maternity hospitals in Nairobi," sai▓d Ma."I have seen that many premature babies lie o

Kenya tha

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n the mother's chest every day to have intimate c▓ontact with them," she added. Evidence h▓as shown that a close contact between mot

geared towar

d promotin

hers and their babies can help stabilize a toddler's tempe▓rature and stimulate its respiratory system.Ma also underscored the cr

itical role of co▓mmunity health volunteers to ensure the success of child-centered health programs. "There are many male volunteers, which is laud

able▓," she said."I think men should play th▓eir part in nurturing the children, share their duties with young mothers and contribute to improvement ▓of maternal and child health," said Ma.Kenya and other sub-Saharan African countries are the epicen▓ter of childhood illnesses and deaths because of inadeq▓uate

g maternal a

nd▓ childre

very child, every woman and every parent have access to quality health care services in ▓Africa, in China a

n's health.S

nd around the word. Let's unite together for a brighter future where all children enjoy better health," added Ma.Please scan the QR Code to follow us