Opportunities to improve postpartum care for mothers and infants: design of context-specific packages of postpartum interventions in rural districts in four sub-Saharan African countries

@inproceedings{Duysburgh2015OpportunitiesTI,
  title={Opportunities to improve postpartum care for mothers and infants: design of context-specific packages of postpartum interventions in rural districts in four sub-Saharan African countries},
  author={Els Duysburgh and Birgit Kerstens and Seni Kouanda and Charles Paulin Kabor{\'e} and Danielle Belemsaga Yugbare and Peter B Gichangi and Gibson C Masache and Beatrice Crahay and Gilda Gondola Sitefane and Nafissa Bique Osman and Severiano Foia and Henrique Barros and Sofia Castro Lopes and Susan Mann and Bejoy Nambiar and Tim Colbourn and Marleen Temmerman},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Postpartum maternal and infant mortality is high in sub-Saharan Africa and improving postpartum care as a strategy to enhance maternal and infant health has been neglected. We describe the design and selection of suitable, context-specific interventions that have the potential to improve postpartum care. METHODS The study is implemented in rural districts in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique. We used the four steps 'systems thinking' approach to design and select… CONTINUE READING
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