Authors: Rasaily, R., Saxena, N.C., Pandely, S., Garg, B.S., Swain, S., Iyengar, S.D., Das, V., Sinha, S., Gupta, S., Sinha, A., Kumar, S., Pandey, A., Pandey, R.M., Sachdev, H.S., Sankar, M.J., Ramji, S., Paul, V.K., & Bang, A.T.
Neonatal mortality in rural areas can be reduced through home-based newborn care. Reeta Rasaily and colleagues examined the effectiveness of Shishu Rakshak (SR) and Anganwadi Workers (AWW) in India at reducing neonatal and infant mortality rates. Results indicated that risk of neonatal, early neonatal, young infant, and infant mortality decreased among SR care recipients compared to a control group, but no differences in mortality were observed among the AWW compared to the control.
Link: Effect of home-based newborn care on neonatal and infant mortality: a cluster randomised trial in India
Resource Topic: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Resource Type: Research