The Genesis and Revelation on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC): What We Know So Far and What We Expect to Know in the Future from Ghanaian Perspectives
Keywords:KMC, perspectives, Ghanaians, pretem, babies
Despite initiation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Ghana since 2007, there is still poor knowledge and practices among Ghanaians' on implementation even at the tertiary hospitals. In 2017, while working at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, observations were made of mothers with preterm babies who had spent one to two weeks in the NICU and were discharged to the pediatric ward for continued KMC. It was observed that mothers, both young and old, were ignorant of KMC. Thus the objective of this article was to find what is known on KMC and also what is expected in the future from the Ghanaian perspective. The methodology used were reviews from previous literature that used various search engines to retrieve information on Ghanaian perspectives. In conclusion, it was recommended that future research should use a mix of methodology to generate large volumes of data for generalization to the wider population since research on KMC in Ghana is only confined to a single setting and mainly uses qualitative methods.
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