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Evaluation of the Acceptability, Safety and Utility of Skin to Skin Care/India


Summary

Successful introduction of skin-to-skin care (STSC, or Kangaroo Mother Care) for newborns in Shivgarh in rural Uttar Pradesh as part of the strategy to promote thermal control now provides the unique opportunity to: 1) document the process of adaptation, introduction, and uptake of STSC of newborns in the community, 2) evaluate the acceptability and safety of the approach, including perceptions of benefits (medical and social) and potential problems, and 3) describe the association of use of the approach with improved essential newborn care practices, including breastfeeding, prevention and management of hypothermia and reduced risk for serious infections and mortality.

This project is being conducted through the Johns Hopkins International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health.

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  • Start Date: 
    10/01/2004
  • End Date: 
    06/30/2006

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