KANGA CARE CAP AWARDED TEAM 2022
Kanga Care is a double-layered carrier locally knitted using yarn. It embraces the Kangaroo skin- to -skin mother care technique of generating and maintaining warmth improving its efficiency. The position of the baby in the Kanga Care carrier improves on its breathing patterns, stimulates breast milk production and promotes mother-to-child bonding.
It’s uniquely fitted with vital reading sensors for continuous monitoring of the baby’s body temperature, pulse rate, Oxygen saturation. The device then automatically relays information of the vital signs to the Kanga Care mobile application through a WIFI connection to a remote monitoring system managed by health workers.
Kanga Care was awarded U$5500 from CAMTech Uganda to support them to implement their activities under CAMTech Uganda Co-Creation Lab. This team is led by a young girl innovator, Comfort Ayikoru a final year medical Student from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.