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Analysis of dropout across the continuum of maternal health care in Tanzania: findings from a cross-sectional household survey
The 'continuum of care' is proposed as a key framework for the delivery of maternal, neonatal and child health services. This study examined the extent of dropout as well as factors associated withExpand
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Tackling socioeconomic inequalities and non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries under the Sustainable Development agenda
Five Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set targets that relate to the reduction of health inequalities nationally and worldwide. These targets are poverty reduction, health and wellbeing for all,Expand
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YouTube videos as a source of medical information during the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic
The content and quality of medical information available on video sharing websites such as YouTube is not known. We analyzed the source and quality of medical information about Ebola hemorrhagicExpand
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Determinants of postnatal care use at health facilities in rural Tanzania: multilevel analysis of a household survey
BackgroundPostnatal care (PNC) for the mother and infant is a neglected area, even for women who give birth in a health facility. Currently, there is very little evidence on the determinants of useExpand
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Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana: what happens when technical functionality threatens the effectiveness of digital health programs?
A case study of the Mobile Technology for Health (MOTECH) program in Ghana, we assess the platform’s effectiveness in delivering messages, client engagement, and provider responsiveness to MOTECH over time. Expand
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Equally able, but unequally accepted: Gender differentials and experiences of community health volunteers promoting maternal, newborn, and child health in Morogoro Region, Tanzania
BackgroundDespite emerging qualitative evidence of gendered community health worker (CHW) experience, few quantitative studies examine CHW gender differentials. The launch of a maternal, newborn, andExpand
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Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking
BackgroundWomen and children in sub-Saharan Africa bear a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS. Integration of HIV with maternal and child services aims to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS. To assess theExpand
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Impact of group antenatal care (G-ANC) versus individual antenatal care (ANC) on quality of care, ANC attendance and facility-based delivery: A pragmatic cluster-randomized controlled trial in Kenya
Background Low quality and frequency of antenatal care (ANC) are associated with lower uptake of facility-based deliveries—a key intervention to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. We implementedExpand
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Can community action improve equity for maternal health and how does it do so? Research findings from Gujarat, India
BackgroundEfforts to work with civil society to strengthen community participation and action for health are particularly important in Gujarat, India, given that the state has resources and capacity,Expand
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Metabolic Modulation: A New Therapeutic Target in Treatment of Heart Failure
Treatment of heart failure involves management of risk factors and control of symptoms. Traditional management of heart failure involves the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors,Expand
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