Cameroon kangeroo mother care DIB: Lessons from outcomes-based delivery

Published: 19 May 2021

The Cameroon KMC DIB is a social outcomes partnership between the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) at the World Bank (WB), Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), Nutrition International (NI) and the Kangaroo Foundation Cameroon (KFC). It builds on a two-year kangaroo mother care (KMC) pilot in Cameroon funded by GCC and led by the Fundación Canguro in Colombia.

GCC, as the investor, provided CAD 1 million (USD 780k) of upfront capital to KFC, the lead service provider, which they used to roll out and fund the initial delivery of the programme. Service delivery targeted an improvement in neonatal health outcomes through the delivery of quality KMC in 10 public hospitals across five regions of Cameroon.

This review of lessons learnt from outcomes-based delivery is based on a review of key documents, detailed analysis of operational and financial data, and interviews with over 30 key programme stakeholders undertaken by Social Finance in December 2020 and January 2021.

Read part one of the report

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