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Community-based Interventions to Reduce Neonatal Mortality, Bangladesh


Summary

This study, initiated under the Family Health and Child Survival (FHACS) Cooperative Agreement is a collaborative effort between JHU, ICDDR,B, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh, Shimantik, Save the Children (Saving Newborn Lives), and BRAC. The study is a cluster randomized, controlled trial in a population of 475,000 in rural Sylhet, Bangladesh, to evaluate the impact of packages of obstetric and neonatal care practices, including community health education, provision of clean delivery, essential newborn care, and management of neonatal infections by first-line health workers, either in the home or at community clinics, on neonatal mortality rates and newborn care practices. This trial will inform the Government of Bangladesh and NGOs of the relative cost-effectiveness of these two primary models for delivery of neonatal health care services.

This project is being conducted through the Johns Hopkins International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health.

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  • Start Date: 
    10/01/2004
  • End Date: 
    06/30/2007

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