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BMC Public Health
Most newborn deaths occur among those of low birthweight (LBWt), due to prematurity &/or impaired fetal growth. Simple practices can substantially mitigate this risk. In low-income country settings where many births occur at home, strategies are needed that empower mothers to determine if their babies are higher risk and take measures to reduce risk.
The objective of the study was to determine whether family-administered screening, associated with targeted messages improves care practices known to mitigate Low Birthweight-associated risks.