Community Conversation - Neonatal Mortality down 19%
Health information and education, behaviour change communication, social mobilization, community mobilization and dialogues, and home-based counseling
Countries of study
Systematic review of randomized controlled community trials
Journal paper title and link
Effect of community based behavioural change communication intervention to improve neonatal mortality in developing countries: A Systematic Review
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."