Coverage, compliance, acceptability and feasibility of a program to prevent pre-eclampsia and eclampsia through calcium supplementation for pregnant women in one district of Nepal

Publish Date: August 2016
Author: K Thapa, H Sanghvi, B Rawlins, YB Karki, K Regmi, S Aryal, Y Aryal, P Murakami, J Bhattarai, S Suhowatsky

Calcium supplementation during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia among women with low calcium intake. This MCSP co-authored article, published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, evaluated coverage, compliance, acceptability and feasibility of the intervention after universal, free calcium supplementation through government antenatal care services was piloted in the Dailekh district of Nepal.

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