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BACKGROUND Neonatal care is not available to most neonates in developing countries because hospitals are inaccessible and costly. We developed a package of home-based neonatal care, including management of sepsis (septicaemia, meningitis, pneumonia), and tested it in the field, with the hypothesis that it would reduce the neonatal mortality rate by at least(More)
OBJECTIVE We found a high burden of morbidities in a cohort of neonates observed in rural Gadchiroli, India. We hypothesised that interventions would reduce the incidence of neonatal morbidities, including the seasonal increase observed in many of them. This article reports the effect of home-based neonatal care on neonatal morbidities in the intervention(More)
In a community-based intervention trial to reduce childhood mortality from pneumonia the intervention area included 58 villages (6176 children aged 0-4 years) and the control area 44 villages (3947 children) in Gadchiroli, India. The interventions included mass education about childhood pneumonia and case-management of pneumonia by paramedics, village(More)
A population-based cross-sectional study of gynaecological and sexual diseases in rural women was done in two Indian villages. Of 650 women who were studied, 55% had gynaecological complaints and 45% were symptom-free. 92% of all women were found to have one or more gynaecological or sexual diseases, and the average number of these diseases per woman was(More)
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