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


  • David Osrin


  • Nirmala Nair
  • Prasanta Tripathy
  • Audrey Prost
  • Anthony Costello


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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  • David Osrin & Nirmala Nair & Prasanta Tripathy & Audrey Prost & Anthony Costello, 2010. "Improving Newborn Survival in Low-Income Countries: Community-Based Approaches and Lessons from South Asia," Working Papers id:2480, eSocialSciences.
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