Nils Bergman, MD, MPH, PhD, graduated at the University of Cape Town. Apart from his original degree, he holds a Diploma in Child Health, a master’s degree in Public Health, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacology, on the effects of scorpion stings. He 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 immediately after birth. He introduced KMC to South Africa in 1995, and after 5 years, KMC became official policy for care of premature infants in the hospitals of the Western Cape Province. He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital and Peninsula Midwife Obstetric Units, overseeing 18,000 birth per year.He is currently living in Sweden, and is a Research Affiliate with the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.