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Volume 18 Supplement 1

Community-based strategies to improve maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia


Publication of this supplement has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Joanna Schellenberg and Deepthi Wickremasinghe.

  1. To address the shortfall in human resources for health, Ethiopia launched the Health Extension Program (HEP) in 2004, establishing a health post with two female health extension workers (HEWs) in every kebele (co...

    Authors: Zufan Abera Damtew, Ali Mehryar Karim, Chala Tesfaye Chekagn, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Bantalem Yihun, Barbara A. Willey and Wuleta Betemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):373
  2. Community participation and community health volunteer programs are an essential part of the health system so that health services are responsive and accountable to community needs. Information systems are nec...

    Authors: Ali Mehryar Karim, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tesfaye Shigute, Dessalew Emaway Altaye, Selamawit Dagnew, Firew Solomon, Mulu Hailu, Gizachew Tadele, Bantalem Yihun, Nebiyu Getachew and Wuleta Betemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):359
  3. Maternal and newborn health care intervention coverage has increased in many low-income countries over the last decade, yet poor quality of care remains a challenge, limiting health gains. The World Health Org...

    Authors: Tewabech Wereta, Wuleta Betemariam, Ali Mehryar Karim, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Selamawit Dagnew, Abera Wanboru and Antoinette Bhattacharya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):364
  4. Maternal and newborn mortality rates in Ethiopia are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of deaths take place during childbirth or within the following 48 h. Therefore, ensuring facility deli...

    Authors: Dessalew Emaway Altaye, Ali Mehryar Karim, Wuleta Betemariam, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tesfaye Shigute and Pauline Scheelbeek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):372

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