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Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save?
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16 interventions with proven efficacy (implementation under ideal conditions) for neonatal survival are identified and combined into packages for scaling up in health systems, according to three service delivery modes (outreach, family-community, and facility-based clinical care). Expand
Effect of community-based behaviour change management on neonatal mortality in Shivgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
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A socioculturally contextualised, community-based intervention, targeted at high-risk newborn-care practices, can lead to substantial behavioural modification and reduction in neonatal mortality. Expand
Effect of community-based newborn-care intervention package implemented through two service-delivery strategies in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
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A home-care strategy to promote an integrated package of preventive and curative newborn care is effective in reducing neonatal mortality in communities with a weak health system, low health-care use, and high Neonatal mortality. Expand
Two million intrapartum‐related stillbirths and neonatal deaths: Where, why, and what can be done?
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Intrapartum‐related neonatal deaths (“birth asphyxia”) are a leading cause of child mortality globally, outnumbering deaths from malaria, yet there is a lack of consensus on what works, especially in weak health systems. Expand
Preventing preterm birth and neonatal mortality: exploring the epidemiology, causes, and interventions.
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Research efforts are urgently needed to better understand context-specific pathways leading to preterm birth; to develop appropriate, efficacious prevention strategies and interventions to improve survival of neonates born prematurely; and to scale-up known efficacious interventions to improved the health of the preterm neonate. Expand
Childhood Disability in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Overview of Screening, Prevention, Services, Legislation, and Epidemiology
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Gaps in knowledge were identified in the areas of intervention, service utilization, and legislation, and research was lacking on conditions other than hearing and intellectual disabilities, including delivery complications and neonatal and early childhood illness. Expand
Community-Based Interventions for Improving Perinatal and Neonatal Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence
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A package of priority interventions to include in programs is identified and research priorities for advancing the state of the art in neonatal health care are formulated for future research and program learning. Expand
Breast-feeding patterns, time to initiation, and mortality risk among newborns in southern Nepal.
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Community-based breast-feeding promotion programs should remain a priority, with renewed emphasis on early initiation in addition to exclusiveness and duration of breast-feed, to reduce neonatal mortality substantially. Expand
Investing in the foundation of sustainable development: pathways to scale up for early childhood development
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New analyses show that the burden of poor development is higher than estimated, taking into account additional risk factors, and national programmes are needed to support early childhood development. Expand
Topical applications of chlorhexidine to the umbilical cord for prevention of omphalitis and neonatal mortality in southern Nepal: a community-based, cluster-randomised trial
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Recommendations for dry cord care should be reconsidered on the basis of these findings that early antisepsis with chlorhexidine of the umbilical cord reduces local cord infections and overall neonatal mortality. Expand
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