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Integrating nutrition into health systems at community level: Impact evaluation of the community‐based maternal and neonatal health and nutrition projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal

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Authors: Jacqueline K. Kung’u, Richard Pendame, Mame Bineta Ndiaye, Mulusew Gerbaba, Sophie Ochola, Adama Faye,  Sulochana Basnet, Edward A. Frongillo, Sara Wuehler, Luz Maria De‐Regil
Publication date: February 15, 2012
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The purpose of the research was to demonstrate ways in which nutrition interventions can be integrated into health programs in order to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and improve overall health of both mother and child.

Three Community Based Maternal and Neonatal Health and Nutrition (CBMNH-N) quasi-experimental nonrandomized projects were undertaken in Ethiopia, Senegal and Kenya.

The CBMNH-N packages resulted in positive uptake for most indicators and impacted ANC, delivery services and postnatal care, as described further in this paper.



Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal