Kangaroo Mother Care - A unique way to give premature babies a better start in life
Oshana Region, Namibia, 01 March 2018 - In the maternity ward of Oshakati referral hospital in the Oshana Region, 24 years old Matundu Iumue places her tiny baby (who has not been named yet) to her bare chest. Sister Miriam Matheus then ties a wrapper tightly around Matundu to hold the baby firmly into a pouch position and takes the new mother through the steps of Kangaroo Mother Care to support and hasten the growth of her prematurely born baby.
World Children's Day Message
#WorldChildrensDay message to Namibia from Leila Pakkala, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa