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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Bacqui, A. and El-Arifeen, S.

This report summarizes the implementation and findings of the Project for Advancing the Health of Newborns and Mothers (Projahnmo) in Bangladesh. Projahnmo was conceived to test the effectiveness of two different service delivery models of a community-based maternal and newborn care intervention package provided by CHWs, traditional birth attendants and community mobilizers. The study identified an effective model to reach newborns at home after delivery; the authors conclude that it suggests a model for integrated community-based care of newborns in rural Bangladesh. Recommendations for programs include: scale-up an essential newborn care package; explore home treatment for infection using antibiotics; increase support for CHWs; and further investigation of community-care service delivery strategies.

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