Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD

Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD

Dr. Bergman graduated at the University of Cape Town, and has worked in
South Africa, Ciskei and, Sweden, before working seven years as Medical
Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe.
Here he, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth. This
resulted in a five-fold improvement in survival of Very Low Birth Weight

He introduced KMC to South Africa in 1995, and after 5 years, KMC became
official policy for care of prematures in the hospitals of the Western Cape
province. He has given keynote addresses on KMC at International Conferences
in six continents, and published articles on a variety of subjects in medical
journals. He now researches and promotes KMC fulltime.

He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity
Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000
deliveries per year). Dr Bergman continues to live and work in Cape Town, as a
Consulting Public Health Physician. He is also an Honorary Research Associate
at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Apart from his original degree, he holds a Diploma in Child Health, a Masters
degree in Public Health, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacology, on
the effects of scorpion stings.

He is married to Jill, and father to Rebecka, Simon and Emma.