Essential newborn care after home delivery in Nepal

by Mats Målqvist, Asha Pun, Ashish KC
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 1–6 – First Published December 14, 2016

6 pp. 325 kB
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1403494816683572

Postnatal care of the newborn is essential in order to reduce neonatal mortality. Nepal has made great efforts to improve maternal and child health by focusing on accessibility and outreach over the past decades. This study aims to examine trends, over the past decade, in levels and equity of facility delivery rates and the provision of newborn care after home delivery in Nepal. The authors conclude that there have been significant improvements in facility delivery rates over the last 10 years in Nepal and postnatal care at home has improved. There is, however, an alarmingly low level of home visits during an infant’s first week.

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