Exploring the Equity Impact of a Maternal and Newborn Health Intervention: A Qualitative Study of Participatory Women's Groups in Rural South Asia and Africa
Mala, Mahfuza Akter
Houweling, Tanja A. J.
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A consensus is developing on interventions to improve newborn survival, but little is known about how to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in newborn mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Participatory learning and action (PLA) through women's groups can improve newborn survival and home care practices equitably across socioeconomic strata, as shown in cluster randomised controlled trials. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the mechanisms that led to the equitable impact of the PLA approach across socioeconomic strata in four trial sites in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Malawi.
CitationMorrison J, Osrin D, Alcock G, et al. Exploring the equity impact of a maternal and newborn health intervention: a qualitative study of participatory women's groups in rural South Asia and Africa. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2019 Apr;18(1):55. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-019-0957-7
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