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Effect of a participatory multisectoral maternal and newborn intervention on maternal health service utilization and newborn care practices: a quasi-experimental study in three rural Ugandan districts.

Authors
  • Ekirapa-Kiracho, Elizabeth1
  • Muhumuza Kananura, Rornald1
  • Tetui, Moses1, 2
  • Namazzi, Gertrude1
  • Mutebi, Aloysius1
  • George, Asha3, 4
  • Paina, Ligia3
  • Waiswa, Peter1, 5, 6
  • Bumba, Ahmed7
  • Mulekwa, Godfrey8
  • Nakiganda-Busiku, Dinah9
  • Lyagoba, Moses9
  • Naiga, Harriet9
  • Putan, Mary8
  • Kulwenza, Agatha7
  • Ajeani, Judith10
  • Kakaire-Kirunda, Ayub1
  • Makumbi, Fred11
  • Atuyambe, Lynn12
  • Okui, Olico1
  • And 1 more
  • 1 a Department of Health Policy Planning and Management , Makerere University School of Public Health , Kampala , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 2 b Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine , Umeå University , Umeå , Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 c Department of International Health , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , MD , USA.
  • 4 d School of Public Health , University of the Western Cape , Bellville , South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 5 e Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal and Newborn Health Research , Kampala , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 6 f Global Health Division , Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 7 g Kibuku District Health Office , Kibuku , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 8 h Pallisa District Health Office , Pallisa , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 9 i Kamuli District Health Office , Kamuli , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 10 j Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Makerere University Medical School , Kampala , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 11 k Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics , Makerere University School of Public Health , Kampala , Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 12 l Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences , Makerere University School of Public Health , Kampala , Uganda. , (Uganda)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Global Health Action
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Volume
10
Issue
sup4
Pages
1363506–1363506
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1363506
PMID: 28871853
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

The multisectoral approach had positive effects on early ANC attendance, facility deliveries and newborn care practices. Community resources such as VHTs and savings are crucial to maternal and newborn outcomes and should be supported. VHT-led health education should incorporate practical measures that enable families to save and access transport services to enhance adequate preparation for birth.

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