The most essential and critical needs for a new baby-mother dyad are not in any job description.
The Kangaroula advocates and practically provides for these needs.

The training for a Kangaroula is therefore not a small matter, we envisage that it is at least as much as that provided to doulas. By partnering with existing organisations, we ensure also that content is culturally and contextually appropriate. This therefore varies from country to country, but in general we aim to provide a training of 50–60 hours.This is divided into didactic lecture, practical exercises, readings, and practical experience with reflections reported in structured format.

Live online Kangaroula Training and Certification is at least twice a year in partnership with BirthWorks International. Typically, training workshops are offered February and September annually: check upcoming schedule at the end of this page. For questions or to request a workshop for your group, please contact:, +1-609-953-9380, or 888-8BIRTH (if in USA).

We also provide training for health professionals, both obstetric and neonatal, and here including also very small and sick newborns. This requires partnering or consulting with hospitals. Learn more here.

We also provide support for systems change to incorporate Kangaroula principles and practices into health systems, particularly in Low Income Countries.