Innovative Tools and Strategies | Health Systems and Workforce | Targets and Metrics | Strengthening Quality of Care | Global Guidelines and Local Adaptations | Focus: Small and Sick Newborns | Focus: Nutrition Room: Protea Oral Abstracts
May 11, 2023 09:10 - 10:25(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230511T0910 20230511T1025 Africa/Johannesburg New Strategies Making a Difference in Maternal and Newborn Health

Effect of a Community-Based Kangaroo Mother Care Package on Neonatal Mortality among Preterm and Low Birthweight Infants in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a low-cost intervention that can reduce neonatal mortality. However, its effectiveness in community settings in Pakistan is still unknown. We aimed to assess the affect of community KMC (cKMC) on neonatal mortality. The secondary outcomes included frequency of exclusive breastfeeding, weight gain, and incidence of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI).

Using a Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) Survey to Prioritize Interventions to Impact Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health-Seeking Behaviors in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe 

In Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe, maternal mortality is 505 deaths per 100,000 live births. Approximately 42% of the population belongs to the Apostolic faith, which prohibits accessing modern health services, impacting women's health. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mhuri/Imuli project, led by FHI 360, works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in Manicaland Province. Mhuri/Imuli conducted a community-based lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) survey to assess reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH)-related care-seeking behaviors in Manicaland.

What Makes a Difference in a Maternal and Newborn Care Programme in Improving Maternal and Newborn Care Outcomes? Experiences from the West Nile Region, Uganda 

The West Nile region in Uganda has experienced some of the poorest maternal and newborn health (MNH) services. The bottlenecks to MNH services included weak governance a ...

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Effect of a Community-Based Kangaroo Mother Care Package on Neonatal Mortality among Preterm and Low Birthweight Infants in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a low-cost intervention that can reduce neonatal mortality. However, its effectiveness in community settings in Pakistan is still unknown. We aimed to assess the affect of community KMC (cKMC) on neonatal mortality. The secondary outcomes included frequency of exclusive breastfeeding, weight gain, and incidence of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI).


Using a Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) Survey to Prioritize Interventions to Impact Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health-Seeking Behaviors in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe 

In Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe, maternal mortality is 505 deaths per 100,000 live births. Approximately 42% of the population belongs to the Apostolic faith, which prohibits accessing modern health services, impacting women's health. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mhuri/Imuli project, led by FHI 360, works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in Manicaland Province. Mhuri/Imuli conducted a community-based lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) survey to assess reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH)-related care-seeking behaviors in Manicaland.


What Makes a Difference in a Maternal and Newborn Care Programme in Improving Maternal and Newborn Care Outcomes? Experiences from the West Nile Region, Uganda 

The West Nile region in Uganda has experienced some of the poorest maternal and newborn health (MNH) services. The bottlenecks to MNH services included weak governance and leadership structures, insufficient health workforce, poor infrastructure, presence of a high number of refugees, and barriers such as long distances to health facilities, negative cultural beliefs, gender relations, and widespread poverty. In 2018, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) with the Ministry of Health and partners implemented an integrated package of high-impact MNH interventions to tackle these challenges. Here, we document some of the best practices and key results of the MNH programme.


Every Newborn-INDEPTH Paradata Study: Improving Measurement of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Standardised Surveys 

More than 2.4 million neonatal deaths and 2.0 million stillbirths occur globally. In addition, 166 million births are unregistered, and significant data quality issues are faced when registered. Several aspects, including unclear questionnaire wording, context-specific understanding, omission, and potential misclassification, affect the data quality. Survey data can improve with survey methodology, industrial statistical methods, machine learning, and content and qualitative methods. We aimed to develop methods for enhancing the quality of household surveys for measuring stillbirths and neonatal deaths using paradata from the EveryNewborn-INDEPTH study (n=69,176), a randomised comparison of two household survey modules, Full Birth History with additional questions on pregnancy loss (FBH+) and Full Pregnancy History (FPH), for measuring stillbirths and neonatal deaths in five Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS) in countries between July 2017 and August 2018.

Effect of a Community-Based Kangaroo Mother Care Package on Neonatal Mortality among Preterm and Low Birthweight Infants in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
Small and Sick Newborns (SSNB), Nutrition
Global Guidelines and Local Adaptations
Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters SHABINA ARIFF
AKU, The Aga Khan University, Karachi
Co-authors
SK
Saleema Khowaja
Research Specialist, Aga Khan University
AH
Atif Habib
Director, Aga Khan University
Zahid Ali Memon
Director, The Aga Khan University, Karachi
TS
Tariq Samejo
Senior Manager, Aga Khan University
IM
Ikramullah Maznani
Manager, Aga Khan University
AH
Amjad Hussain
Manager, Aga Khan University
MJ
Muhammad Jawwad
Research Specialist, Aga Khan University
AR
Arjumand Rizvi
Senior Manager Research, Aga Khan University
Sajid Soofi
The Aga Khan University, The Aga Khan University, Karachi
ZB
Zulfiqar Bhutta
Founding Director, Aga Khan University
Using a Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) Survey to Prioritize Interventions to Impact Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health-Seeking Behaviors in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
Gender
Innovative Tools and Strategies
Presenters Absolom Mbinda
Associate Director-Monitoring, Evaluation, Research And Innovatio, Family Health Internatioinal Dba FHI 360
Co-authors
ET
Elikem Togo
Research Fellow, FHI 360
JT
Jephiter Tsamwi
Advocacy, Communication And Social Mobilisation Advisor, FHI 360
NM
NYARADZO DEBRA MUHONDE
Technical Director, Family Health International Dba FHI 360
GLADWIN MUCHENA
Chief Of Party/Country Representative, FHI 360
LG
Lucia Gumbo
Integrated Health Specialist, USAID Zimbabwe
TN
Tendai Lincoln Nyafesa
Provincial Maternal, Newborn And Child Health Officer, Ministry Of Health And Child Care
Catherine Packer
Technical Advisor, FHI 360
MC
Mario Chen
Director, Biostatistics, FHI 360
AB
Alissa Bernholc
FHI Clinical, FHI Clinical
MP
Marya Plotkin
FHI 360, FHI 360
What Makes a Difference in a Maternal and Newborn Care Programme in Improving Maternal and Newborn Care Outcomes? Experiences from the West Nile Region, Uganda
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
Small and Sick Newborns (SSNB)
Health Systems and Workforce
Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters
SM
SIMON MUHUMUZA
Senior Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening, Makerere University School Of Public Health
Co-authors
GL
Grace Latigi
Health Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
CM
Chimwemwe Msukwa
Health System Strengthening Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
AB
Anne-Marie Bergh
Senior Researcher, University Of Pretoria
Every Newborn-INDEPTH Paradata Study: Improving Measurement of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Standardised Surveys
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
Small and Sick Newborns (SSNB)
Targets and Metrics
Targets and Metrics
Presenters Akuze Joseph Waiswa
WHO UGANDA - Strategic Information, London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine And Makerere University School Of Public Health
WHO UGANDA - Strategic Information
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Makerere University School of Public Health
Senior Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening
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Makerere University School Of Public Health
Associate Director-Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Innovatio
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Family Health Internatioinal dba FHI 360
AKU
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The Aga Khan University, Karachi
 Kate Onyejekwe
Director, International Division
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JSI
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