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Communities and Health Extension Workers Provide Care for Low-Birthweight Babies in Amhara and Oromia Regions

Publish Date: August 2019
Author: MCSP

This study was conducted to create a better understanding on identifying and caring for low birthweight (LBW) babies in its operating areas.

The objectives of the study were to:

  • Understand the approaches used by health extension workers (HEWs), Health Development Army (HDA) leaders, and community members to identify LBW babies and the associated enabling factors and challenges.
  • Assess the type of care provided to LBW babies and support given to mothers/caretakers of LBW babies by HEWs, HDA leaders, and community members, and the factors influencing the support.