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Community-based intervention packages facilitated by NGOs demonstrate plausible evidence for child mortality impact

Journal Article
(Published February, 2014)
Ricca, J.T. (Author),
Kureshy, N. (Author),
Keban, K. (Author),
Prosnitz, D. (Author),
Ryan, L. (Author)
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This article discusses the results of an analysis of 12 community-based projects implemented by nongovernmental organizations worldwide. The projects are funded through USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program to which MCHIP gives technical support.

All 12 projects substantially increased coverage of multiple high-impact interventions. LiST analyses showed that 11 of the 12 projects reduced child and newborn mortality by greater than the concurrent trend. In fact, the average reduction in under-five mortality rate was twice the concurrent decline experienced by the area surrounding the project, according to DHS data (5.3% vs. 2.5% annually). All these projects used community-based strategies to ensure frequent interpersonal contact for health behavior change.
 

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Ricca J, Kureshy N, Leban K, Prosnitz D, Ryan L. Community-based intervention packages facilitated by NGOs demonstrate plausible evidence for child mortality impact. Health Policy and Planning 2014;29:204–216