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Variation in Dietary Intake and Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Indian women: Findings from the National Family Health Survey.

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is responsible for upwards of 20% of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We examine the relationship between food intake and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among Indian women aged 15-49 (n=39,657) for the most recent live birth in the five years preceding the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06). Daily consumption of milk, […]

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Family Planning Practice in Unintended Pregnancy: Rural Women in Bangladesh

This article explores how family planning methods has been contributing to unintended pregnancy among the rural women in Bangladesh. The study was a cross-sectional survey of 3,300 women. Findings suggest that among the respondents about 29 percent of the pregnancies were unintended. Analysis was found that those who did not use contraceptive methods before their […]

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Impact of Voucher Scheme: Delivery Care Services in Rural Bangladesh.

This paper examined the impact of the intervention of demand-side financing scheme on utilization of services as well as out-of-pocket expenses incurred by women for availing delivery care services. A quasi-experimental research design was conducted for this study. Findings reveal that there was a significant (p<0.0001) increase in the utilization of delivery care at public […]

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Causes, determinants, andtrends in maternal mortality among Palestine refugees during 2000-2010

Despite the hardship socioeconomic status, the patern of Maternal mortality among palestine refugee population is similar to that among stable midle income countries, A shift was observed during the last decade from causes related to poor obstetric care such as hemorrage and infection to thromboemblic diseases.

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Introducing Kangaroo Care in an urban district hospital of Bonassama – Cameroon.

In sub-Saharan Africa neonatal mortality in LBWI (<2500g) is one of the highest worldwide. Kangaroo Care (KC) is an alternative to incubators recommended by the WHO. However, most published reports originate from central reference hospitals. In low-resource countries, a large proportion of LBWI remain at district level such that KC at this level seems an […]

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Risk Factors and Practices contributing to Newborn Sepsis in Buyende District, Uganda.

This was a facility based cross sectional study in Kidera sub-county, Buyende district, Uganda.It aimed at identifying potential risk factors and describing practices contributing to newborn sepsis in Buyende district in order to make recommendations that will influence behaviour change at community level. 174 newborns participated. 21.8% were laboratory confirmed to have sepsis. The main […]

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Promoting institutional obstetrics and newborn care in Bangladesh by subsidising out of pocket costs.

Maternal and child health programs are yet to achieve desired impact on the obstetric and newborn care services utilization from institution in Bangladesh. This paper explains whether subsidizing out of pocket cost for women promote utilization of institutional obstetrics and newborn care or not. Coupon was provided to poor pregnant women and a mother of […]

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Provider Initiative Approach to Enhance Family Planning Uptake in Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Communities in Osun State, Nigeria.

Despite decades of progress in improving the delivery and availability of family planning services, high levels of unmet need for family planning still exist in many countries. This suggests that novel approaches are needed to extend access to family planning services to women and couples who desire to limit or space their childbearing but are […]

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Limitations of Health Promotion Mechanisms: Pakistan

To improve the maternal and child health indicators Pakistan government initiated the Lady Health Workers Programme in 1994. This study aims to investigate the role of the programme mechanisms in promoting health and empowering people. The research was conducted in a purposively selected village of districts Thatta, Rajanpur and Ghizer. Qualitative methods were used to […]

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