|Intervention||Purpose||Major areas of maternal/newborn mortality addressed||Prior research|
|Community mobilization ||To ensure community recognition of pregnancy complications and their importance and to mobilize resources for maternal and newborn care including transportation to an appropriate facility||The community training focused on the major complications that killed women and newborns such as bleeding, preeclampsia/eclampsia, infections, asphyxia and prematurity and the importance of receiving appropriate care for these conditions.||Studies conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc. suggested program effectively facilitates community change [19-23]|
|ACNM home-based life-savings skills ||To train community birth attendants||Recognition of danger signs, stabilization and referral of mother for obstetric hemorrhage, preeclampsia/eclampsia, sepsis; newborn resuscitation and appropriate referral were emphasized||Studies conducted in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Liberia suggest that the curriculum effectively provides essential skills to nurse midwives and community birth attendants [32-36]|
|Jhpeigo emergency obstetric and newborn care curriculum ||To train facility-based health care providers to manage obstetric and neonatal complications and to audit maternal, fetal and neonatal deaths.||The modules addressed the major causes of maternal, fetal and newborn mortality (obstetric hemorrhage, preeclampsia/eclampsia, infection, asphyxia, and prematurity). Death audits, emergency drills, and facility audits were part of the training||EmONC training has been evaluated  and the Jhpeigo curriculum tested ; evidence for audits to improve care demonstrated |
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