Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Training Traditional Birth Attendants to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in the Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Study (LUNESP)

@inproceedings{Sabin2012CostsAC,
  title={Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Training Traditional Birth Attendants to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in the Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Study (LUNESP)},
  author={Lora Sabin and Anna B. Knapp and W. Bentley MacLeod and Grace Phiri-Mazala and Joshua Kasimba and Davidson H Hamer and Christopher Gill},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Project ("LUNESP") was a cluster randomized, controlled trial that showed that training traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to perform interventions targeting birth asphyxia, hypothermia, and neonatal sepsis reduced all-cause neonatal mortality by 45%. This companion analysis was undertaken to analyze intervention costs and cost-effectiveness, and factors that might improve cost-effectiveness. METHODS AND FINDINGS We calculated LUNESP's financial… CONTINUE READING
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