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Maternal, newborn and child health

The integrated continuum of care that delivers tools and treatments to mothers and their infants at critical points, and to children in their first five years of life. Topics covered include: antenatal care; safe delivery; midwives and traditional birth attendants; post-partum care; newborn health and care; breastfeeding; child health.

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Public perception of climate change and its impact on health and environment in rural southwestern Nigeria
E.O. Asekun-Olarinmoye; J.O. Bamidele; O.O. Odu / Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 2014
This article presents a study of public perceptions of climate change and its impact on health and environment in rural southwestern Nigeria. A community-based descriptive cross-sectional study of 1,019 rural respondents was undertake...
Developing intervention strategies: innovations to improve community health worker motivation and performance
T Frank; K. Källander / Malaria Consortium, 2012
During the last decade child mortality has reduced significantly in a number of African countries, largely due to the scale up of appropriate management of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria, three leading causes of death among young ch...
Integrating severe acute malnutrition into the management of childhood diseases at community level in South Sudan
E. Keane / Malaria Consortium, 2013
In an extremely resource-limited setting such as South Sudan, there is a double challenge: a high burden of childhood disease and death, coupled with limited healthcare services to treat these diseases. There is a clear association be...
Implementing integrated community case management: stakeholder experiences and lessons learned in three African countries
A. Wharton-Smith; H. Counihan; C. Strachan / Malaria Consortium, 2014
Integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria, pneumoniaand diarrhoea at the community level has been a growing focus of community healthcare delivery across sub-Saharan Africa over the last few years, as well as in Malaria C...
Transitions to adulthood in a high fertility context: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013
This paper describes the challenges and opportunities of transitions to adulthood in high fertility settings, focusing on the case of sub-Saharan Africa, which has the most youthful population in the world. Current challenges in the r...
Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in urban informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life for optimal growth, development and health. Breastfeeding should continue up to two years or more and nutritionally adequate, s...
Perceived quality of and access to care among poor urban women in Kenya and their utilization of delivery care: harnessing the potential of private clinics?
J.C. Fotso; C. Mukiira / African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011
This paper uses data from a maternal health study carried out in 2006 in two slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to: describe perceptions of access to and quality of care among women living in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya; quantify the...
Sickle Cell disease in Africa: A neglected cause of early childhood mortality
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is common throughout much of sub-SaharanAfrica,affecting up to 3% of births in some parts of the continent. Nevertheless, it remains a low priority for many health ministries. The most common form of SCD is c...
Using historical vital statistics to predict the distribution of under-five mortality by cause
C. Rao; T. Adair; Y. Kinfu / African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
Cause-specific mortality data is essential for planning intervention programmes to reduce mortality in the under age five years population (under-five). However, there is a critical paucity of such information for most of the developi...
Utilization of maternal health services among young women in Kenya: Insights from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
Use of maternal health services is an effective means for reducing the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in places where the general health status of women is poor. This study was guided by the following objectives:...
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