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Programme workshop 26 march 2016

Kangaroo Mother Care: lessons learned and looking forward

Trieste, Italy, 14-15 November 2016



Venue: IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, via dell’Istria 65/1, Trieste

Expected participants (capacity): 50-70 (100)

Target audience: participants identified by the Scientific Committee as individuals or through agencies, institutions, foundations and organizations active in Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)



To gather and discuss experiences with the implementation of KMC programmes at different levels of health systems and to provide ideas for future improvements (planning, training, coverage, quality of care, monitoring and evaluation, priorities for investment).



Participants, especially those from countries that will participate in the round tables, will be identified and invited in advance. They will be asked to provide by July 2016: a) data that will be used to construct indicators on KMC coverage and use, and b) a short report on barriers and enablers that they think are associated with more or less successful implementation. The provided information will be used by the organisers of the workshop, in contact with participants, to define the issues that will be addressed during the round tables and the discussion, and to draft a documents on key priorities that will be finalised during the workshop and presented at the conference. To carry out all this work, agreement will have to be reached on the definition of KMC and on criteria for good quality implementation.


Expected outcomes:

Experiences on what we have learned that is now practically applicable to implement on a larger scale in countries with different levels of health system development. Identification of key gaps and obstacles, and ways to fill and overcome them. Proposals for plans of action. Identification of areas that need research – basic and operational. A consensus document.


Moderators and facilitators:

For all activities, the Scientific Committee will identify 2-4 moderators, males and females, from low/middle and high income countries, familiar with the preparatory work and able to keep the discussion lively but focussed on practical aspects of KMC implementation. Facilitators and rapporteurs will be needed for group work; from their reports, the Scientific Committee will extract the points to be included in the presentation for the congress.



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14 November 2016

08:00   Registration of participants

08:30   Opening, objectives, methods.

09:00   Round table on barriers and enablers of comparatively high levels of KMC dissemination and uptake: representatives from Brazil (Zeni Carvalho Lamy), Colombia (Julieta Villegas), Philippines (Socorro de Leon-Mendoza), South Africa (Mantoa Mokhachane) and Sweden (Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist) respond to questions posed by two moderators (Neena Khadka, Giorgio Tamburlini).

10:30   Coffee break.

10:50   Round table on barriers and enablers of comparatively low levels of KMC dissemination and uptake: representatives from India (Shashi Vani), Vietnam (Luong Kim Chi), Cameroun (Odette Guifo), Algeria (Djamil Lebane) and Italy (Immacolata Dall’Oglio) respond to questions posed by two moderators (Nathalie Charpak, Adriano Cattaneo).

12:20   Wrap up and preparation of the afternoon session.

13:00   Buffet lunch.

14:00   Group work: identify critical obstacles and key factors for effective dissemination and uptake (five groups, 10-14 people per group, each with paired countries from the two round tables).

15:10   Reports of group work.

16:00   Coffee break.

16:15   Plenary:

a)      Key priorities for investment to increase dissemination and uptake

b)      Innovative approaches for addressing key leverage points, including new funding models

c)      The vision of donors and funders (BMGF, STC, GCC, others)

17:30   Closing remarks.


15 November 2016

08:30   Summary of the first day and preparation for group work (five groups).

09:00   Group work on:

1.      Planning a national KMC programme: key factors for success. Coordinated by Anne Marie Bergh, Pretoria, South Africa, and Zeni Carvalho Lamy, São Luís, MA, Brazil.

2.      Resources and cost of a KMC programme: what is needed to make progress. Coordinated by Shashi Vani, Ahmedabad, India, and Socorro Mendoza, Manila, Philippines.

3.      Training for KMC at all levels: features of good training experiences. Coordinated by Nathalie Charpak, Bogotà, Colombia, and Mantoa Mokrachane, Johannesburg, South Africa.

4.      Ensuring quality of care: examples from countries. Coordinated by Giorgio Tamburlini, Trieste, Italy, and Neena Khadka, Washington, DC, USA.

5.      Monitoring and evaluation at national, sub-national or institutional level: examples of good records and reports based on proposed indicators. Coordinated by Sarah Moxon, London, UK, and Julieta Villegas, Bogotà, Colombia.

11:00   Coffee break.

11:30   Plenary discussion on planning a national KMC programme.

12:15   Plenary discussion on resources and cost of a KMC programme.

13:00   Buffet lunch.

14:00   Plenary discussion on training for KMC at all levels.

14:45   Plenary discussion on ensuring quality of care.

15:30   Plenary discussion on monitoring and evaluation.

16:15   Coffee break.

16:45   Preparation of key messages for main conference presentation.

17:30   Closing remarks.