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Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes in Nepal: cluster-randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Neonatal deaths in developing countries make the largest contribution to global mortality in children younger than 5 years. 90% of deliveries in the poorest quintile of households happenExpand
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Women's groups practising participatory learning and action to improve maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND Maternal and neonatal mortality rates remain high in many low-income and middle-income countries. Different approaches for the improvement of birth outcomes have been used inExpand
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The effects of postnatal health education for mothers on infant care and family planning practices in Nepal: a randomised controlled trial
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate impact of postnatal health education for mothers on infant care and postnatal family planning practices in Nepal. Design: Randomised controlled trial with communityExpand
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Care for perinatal illness in rural Nepal: a descriptive study with cross-sectional and qualitative components
BackgroundMaternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality rates remain high in rural areas of developing countries. Most deliveries take place at home and care-seeking behaviour is often delayed. WeExpand
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The impact of Nepal's national incentive programme to promote safe delivery in the district of Makwanpur.
OBJECTIVE Nepal's Safe Delivery Incentive Programme (SDIP) was introduced nationwide in 2005 with the aim of encouraging greater use of professional care at childbirth. It provided cash to womenExpand
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Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on children's weight and size at 2 years of age in Nepal: follow-up of a double-blind randomised controlled trial
Summary Background The negative effects of low birthweight on the later health of children in developing countries have been well studied. However, undertaking programmes to address this issue can beExpand
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Predictors of psychological distress among postnatal mothers in rural Nepal: A cross-sectional community-based study☆
Background Perinatal common mental disorders are a major cause of disability among women and have consequences for children's growth and development. We aimed to identify factors associated withExpand
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Factors affecting home delivery in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
This nested case-control study compares the characteristics of mothers having home or institutional deliveries in Kathmandu, Nepal, and explores the reasons given by mothers for a home delivery. TheExpand
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Cross sectional, community based study of care of newborn infants in Nepal
Abstract Objective: To determine home based newborn care practices in rural Nepal in order to inform strategies to improve neonatal outcome. Design: Cross sectional, retrospective study usingExpand
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Maternal and child health: is South Asia ready for change?
South Asia still has a long way to go to meet the United Nations' millennium development goals for maternal and child mortality A review of maternal and child health in South Asia a few years agoExpand
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