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Research Article

Community Mobilization in Mumbai Slums to Improve Perinatal Care and Outcomes: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Neena Shah More,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Ujwala Bapat,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Sushmita Das,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Glyn Alcock,

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

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  • Sarita Patil,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Maya Porel,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Leena Vaidya,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Armida Fernandez,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Wasundhara Joshi,

    Affiliation: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • David Osrin mail

    d.osrin@ucl.ac.uk

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

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  • Published: July 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001257

About the Authors

Neena Shah More, Ujwala Bapat, Sushmita Das, Sarita Patil, Maya Porel, Leena Vaidya, Armida Fernandez, Wasundhara Joshi
Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Glyn Alcock, David Osrin
Centre for International Health and Development, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: d.osrin@ucl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

DO is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. All authors have no other competing interests to declare.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NSM AF DO. Performed the experiments: NSM UB SD SP MP LV. Analyzed the data: SD DO GA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DO. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: NSM UB SD GA SP MP LV AF WJ DO. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: NSM UB SD GA SP MP LV AF WJ DO. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: NSM UB SD GA SP MP LV AF WJ DO. Enrolled patients: UB SD SP MP LV. NSM, AF, WJ, and DO were responsible for the conception and governance of the trial. UB and SD managed field data. SP, MP, and LV managed intervention field activities. GA was technical advisor to the study. SD and DO did the quantitative analysis and NSM summarized the process evaluation. DO was responsible for the collation of input and redrafting of the manuscript. WJ and DO are guarantors for the report. DO had access to all study data and final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.