Jayanna Krishnamurthy

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BACKGROUND As part of efforts to reduce maternal deaths in Karnataka state, India, there has been a concerted effort to increase institutional deliveries. However, little is known about the quality of care in these healthcare facilities. We investigated the availability and distribution of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) services in eight northern districts(More)
OBJECTIVE The majority of the maternal and perinatal deaths are preventable through improved emergency obstetric and newborn care at facilities. However, the quality of such care in India has significant gaps in terms of provider skills and in their preparedness to handle emergencies. We tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a "skills(More)
We examined the morbidity profiles associated with people living with HIV infection in an urban HIV inpatient treatment site near the city of Bangalore, in southern Karnataka state, south India, and in a rural outpatient site in northern Karnataka. Data from March 2007 until July 2008 were analyzed. The urban cohort comprised 432 patients, and the most(More)
Introduction Reduction of neonatal mortality from the current levels of 29 neonatal deaths per 1000 live births to 21 per 1000 live births is one of the major goals of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Karnataka. Strategic focus on geographies and sub-populations within the state where neonatal mortality is the highest will enhance the speed and(More)
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