Effect of Village Health Team Home Visits and Mobile Phone Consultations on Maternal and Newborn Care Practices in Masindi and Kiryandongo, Uganda: A Community-Intervention Trial

@inproceedings{Ayiasi2016EffectOV,
  title={Effect of Village Health Team Home Visits and Mobile Phone Consultations on Maternal and Newborn Care Practices in Masindi and Kiryandongo, Uganda: A Community-Intervention Trial},
  author={Richard Mangwi Ayiasi and Patrick Kolsteren and Vincent Batwala and B. Criel and Christopher Garimoi Orach},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION The World Health Organisation recommends home visits conducted by Community Health Workers (in Uganda known as Village Health Teams--VHTs) in order to improve maternal and newborn health. This study measured the effect of home visits combined with mobile phone consultations on maternal and newborn care practices. METHOD In a community intervention trial design 16 health centres in Masindi and Kiryandongo districts, Uganda were randomly and equally allocated to one of two arms… CONTINUE READING
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