Kenya: How 'Kangaroo Dads' Are Breaking Tradition and Saving Pre-Term Babies

[RFI] In western Kenya, as in other parts of the Africa, childcare is usually the responsibility of the mother; tradition and culture have relegated fathers to a back seat. This is gradually changing thanks to a health initiative known as Kangaroo care, which gets fathers helping mothers save the lives of their premature babies.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

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