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Community Conversation - Neonatal Mortality down 19%

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Strategy researched
 
Health information and education, behaviour change communication, social mobilization, community mobilization and dialogues, and home-based counseling
 
Impact achieved
 
 
Countries of study
 
Developing countries
 
Research methodology
 
Systematic review of randomized controlled community trials
 
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Excerpt from Abstract
 
"Community based behavioural change communication interventions were found to be associated with a significant reduction in neonatal mortality of 19% (average OR 0.81; 95%CI 0. to 0.88), early neonatal mortality by 20% (average 0.80; 95%CI 0. to 0.91), late neonatal mortality by 21% (average 0.79; 95%CI 0. to 0.99). In addition, the intervention also resulted in significant improvement of newborn care practice; breast feeding initiation, clean cord cutting and delay in bathing were improved by 185%, 110% and 196% respectively."

 

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