Fabella Hospital Celebrates 12th Year Anniversary of Kangaroo Mother Care


August 13, Saturday, marked the 12th year of the institutionalization of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital and in the Philippines. To commemorate the occasion, the Bless Tetada Kangaroo Mother Care Foundation visited Fabella Hospital on the eve of their anniversary and presented to the Hospital administration and KMC core team their international accreditation certificate as the KMC Regional Center of Training and Excellence, National Capital Region.

The certificate was awarded by Dr. Socorro Mendoza, President of the KMC Foundation Philippines, with authority from the Fundacion Canguro in Bogota Colombia. It was received by Dr. Jeffrey B. Leonardo , in behalf of Dr. Ruben Flores,Chief of Hospital II. Witnesses to the awarding were Dr. Mary Christine Tumale, head of the KMC program and Ms. Annie Guerrero, KMC Foundation Secretary. The occassion was graced by members of the KMC Core Team of Fabella, composed of pediatric consultants, nurses and social workers. The Nursing service was represented by Ms. Salud Celiz, KMC program Nurse Coordinator

 

Dr. Leonardo of Fabella Hospital receiving the KMC Certificate of Accreditation and Dr. Christine Tumale receiving an additional digital weighing scale from Dr. Socorro Mendoza of KMC Foundation, Phil. Inc.

 

As a recipient of the KMC certificate of international accreditation, Fabella Hospital is recognized as a KMC center in the Philippines, practicing internationally accepted KMC protocols. The certificate was signed by Dr. Nathalie Charpak, who established and documented KMC standards in Colombia, and co-signed by Dr. Socorro Mendoza and Mr. Oliverio Laperal Sr., president and Chairman respectively, of the  Bless Tetada KMC Foundation Phil., Inc. The Foundation shall be conducting quarterly visits to Fabella Hospital to monitor their adherance to international KMC standards.

 

 

After the ceremonies, the KMC Foundation representatives visited the KMC ward to greet the mothers and their babies in kangaroo position. Colorful tube blouses for the mothers and rainbow colored bonnets for their babies were prepared by the KMC core team and distributed, to commemorate the KMC anniversary. Balloons decorated the KMC ward and gave it a festive mood. The mothers enjoyed exchanging experiences on KMC with the visitors from the Foundation.

 


 

 

 

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