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InterSedes: Revista de las Sedes Regionales 2014, XV 30

Author: Md. Mortuza –Ahmmed

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InterSedes: Revista de las Sedes Regionales ISSN: 2215-2458 intersed@cariari.ucr.ac.cr Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica Mortuza –Ahmmed, Md. Impact of a participatory intervention with women’s groups on birth outcomes in Bangladesh InterSedes: Revista de las Sedes Regionales, vol.
XV, núm.
30, 2014, pp.
55-68 Universidad de Costa Rica Ciudad Universitaria Carlos Monge Alfaro, Costa Rica Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=66631279003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative InterSedes.
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(30-2014) ISSN: 2215-2458 Impact of a participatory intervention with women’s groups on birth outcomes in Bangladesh Impacto de una intervención participativa con grupos de mujeres que dan a luz (nacimientos) en Bangladesh Md.
Mortuza –Ahmmed Recibido: 20.07.13 1 Aprobado: 01.12.13 Abstract Progress on neonatal survival has been slow in most countries.
While there is evidence on what works to reduce newborn mortality, there is limited knowledge on how to deliver interventions effectively when health systems are weak.
Cluster randomized trials have shown strong reductions in neonatal mortality using community mobilization with womens groups in rural Nepal and India.
A similar trial in Bangladesh showed no impact.
A main hypothesis is that this negative finding is due to the much lower coverage of womens groups in the intervention population in Bangladesh compared to India and Nepal.
For evidence-based policy making it is important to examine if womens group coverage is a main determinant of their impact.
The study aims to test the effect on newborn and maternal health outcomes of a participatory womens group intervention with high population coverage of womens groups.
A cluster randomized tria...





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