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Newborn Thermal Care Practices in Rural India: Community-based Program to Prevent and Improve Recognition and Management of Hypothermia


Summary

A community-driven, health education program using community health workers and community health promoters to promote birth preparedness and effective domiciliary essential newborn care practices, which will focus on thermal care practices in a population of 100,000 in rural Uttar Pradesh, India. This JHU-Save the Children (Saving Newborn Lives)-INCLEN (KGMU) trial will evaluate the impact of behavior change communications and use of a newborn body temperature indicator (ThermoSpot) on neonatal mortality and morbidity, cost effectiveness, care practices, and hypothermia incidence, recognition, and management.

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

Dates

  • Start Date: 
    10/01/2004
  • End Date: 
    03/31/2007

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