Early pregnancy detection by female community health volunteers in Nepal facilitated referral for appropriate reproductive health services

@inproceedings{Andersen2013EarlyPD,
  title={Early pregnancy detection by female community health volunteers in Nepal facilitated referral for appropriate reproductive health services},
  author={Kathryn Andersen and Anuja Singh and Meena Kumari Shrestha and Mukta Shah and Erin Pearson and Leila Hessini},
  booktitle={Global health, science and practice},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) are a possible entry point for Nepali women to access timely reproductive health services at the village level. This evaluation assessed the success of a pilot program that trained FCHVs in early pregnancy detection using urine pregnancy tests (UPTs), counseling, and referral to appropriate antenatal, safe abortion, or family planning services. METHODS Between July 2008 and June 2009, the program trained 1,683 FCHVs from 6 districts on how… CONTINUE READING
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