Effectiveness of female community health volunteers in the detection and management of low-birth-weight in Nepal


 
Language:

English

Author:

Amano S, et al.

Series/Journal Title:

Rural and Remote Health

Volume:

14

Issue:

2508

Pages:

11

Description:

Low birth weight (LBW) is a major risk factor for neonatal death. However, most neonates in low-income countries are not weighed at birth. This results in many LBW infants being overlooked. Female community health volunteers (FCHVs) in Nepal are non-health professionals who are living in local communities and have already worked in a field of reproductive and child health under the government of Nepal for more than 20 years. The effectiveness of involving FCHVs to detect LBW infants and to initiate prompt action for their care was studied in rural areas of Nepal. [from abstract]Amano S

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