Table 3

Process indicators for KMC implementation

ProcessIndicator
Identification of pregnant women
  • Proportion of pregnant women identified by CHW in the antenatal period

Exposure to KMC priming interactions in the antenatal period
  • Proportion of identified pregnant women who received KMC information in the antenatal period from CHWs (either at home visits or during planned community interactions)

  • Proportion of identified pregnant women who received KMC information during Antenatal Care (ANC) visits at health facilities

Delivery in KMC facility
  • Proportion of women who deliver in a KMC facility versus in another facility or at home

Weighed at birth
  • Proportion of live born babies who were weighed at birth, overall and by place of birth

Identification of newborns <2000 g
  • Proportion of babies identified as <2000 g, overall and by place of birth

Referral
  • Proportion of newborns <2000 g who were born at home or in non-KMC facility who were successfully referred to KMC facility for care

Initiation of KMC
  • Proportion of newborns <2000 g born in KMC facility who were initiated on KMC

  • Proportion of newborns <2000 g referred to KMC facility who were initiated on KMC

KMC monitoring
  • Proportion of KMC initiated newborns monitored by facility staff according to protocol

  • Proportion of facility KMC newborns discharged according to criteria; left against medical advice; referred out; died before discharge

  • Duration of stay in facility

KMC follow-up
  • Proportion of newborns discharged from facility receiving KMC who received follow-up per protocol

  • CHW, community health worker; KMC, Kangaroo Mother Care.