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Improving Newborn Survival in Low-Income Countries: Community-Based Approaches and Lessons from South Asia

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  • David Osrin

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  • Nirmala Nair
  • Prasanta Tripathy
  • Audrey Prost
  • Anthony Costello
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    Obstacles to improving survival include: many newborn infants are invisible to health services; care-seeking for maternal and newborn ailments is limited; health workers are often not skilled and confident in caring for newborn infants; and there are inequalities across all these factors. The best community-based approach is a combination of community mobilization and home visits by community-based workers. Both timing of visits and treatment interventions are critical.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2480.

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    Date of creation: May 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2480

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    Keywords: new born; infants; maternal; ailments; health workers; inequlities; community based approach; workers; treatment; mobilization; communication; south asia; low income countries; survival; young age; marriage; urban slums; India; Bangladesh;

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