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Social Health Activists - Neonatal Mortality Reduced: 30 vs. 44 per 1,000

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Social health activists supporting women's groups through a participatory learning and action meeting cycle
 
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Cluster RCT
 
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"The neonatal mortality rate during this period [September 2009 - December 2012] was 30 per 1000 livebirths in the intervention group and 44 per 1000 livebirths in the control group (odds ratio [OR] 0.69, 95% CI 0·53–0·89)....ASHAs [Accredited Social Health Activists] can successfully reduce neonatal mortality through participatory meetings with women's groups. This is a scalable community-based approach to improving neonatal survival in rural, underserved areas of India."
 

 

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