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Improving Newborn Survival in Low-Income Countries: Community-Based Approaches and Lessons from South Asia

  • Nirmala Nair,

    Affiliation: Ekjut, Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India

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  • Prasanta Tripathy,

    Affiliation: Ekjut, Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India

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  • Audrey Prost,

    Affiliation: UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony Costello,

    Affiliation: UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom

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  • David Osrin mail

    d.osrin@ich.ucl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000246

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Posted by AnthonyZwi on 05 Aug 2010 at 12:39 GMT

We discussed this article at our Global Health Journal Club today - very interesting discussion. We were unsure why TBAs were outside of the focus given that they often make an important contribution in the home and community. We also wondered why the model presented did not include a greater focus on understanding culture and community, and health care seeking. Ith Ponndara a PhD student from Cambodia led the discussion and had selected the article for presentation.

Prof. Anthony Zwi
GlobalHealth@UNSW

No competing interests declared.