Evelyn Shipala

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BACKGROUND Identifying every pregnancy, regardless of home or health facility delivery, is crucial to accurately estimating maternal and neonatal mortality. Furthermore, obtaining birth weights and other anthropometric measurements in rural settings in resource limited countries is a difficult challenge. Unfortunately for the majority of infants born(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality of mothers and newborns is an important public health problem in low-income countries. In the rural setting, implementation of community based education and mobilization are strategies that have sought to reduce these mortalities. Frequently such approaches rely on volunteers within each community. OBJECTIVE To assess the perceptions(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the adequacy of nutrientintake including proteins, energy, calcium, iron, folate and vitamin C and identify the factors associated with nutrient intake. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Healthy facility based. Bungoma District Hospital and Bumula Health centre. SUBJECTS Teenage pregnant girls attending Antenatal Clinic(More)
BACKGROUND The high rate of home deliveries conducted by unskilled birth attendants in resource-limited settings is an important global health issue because it is believed to be a significant contributing factor to maternal and newborn mortality. Given the large number of deliveries that are managed by unskilled or traditional birth attendants outside of(More)
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