Rolling Out Kangaroo Mother Care in Nigeria
Could kangaroo mother care play a role in saving the hundreds of thousands of infants who die before their first birthday, asks ThinkAfrica Press.
Mothers are encouraged to practice kangaroo care for as much of the day as possible.
This Day, 17 October 2012
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Daily Trust, 19 November 2012
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Daily Trust, 18 October 2012
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This Day, 18 September 2012
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