Newborn care

Includes care for prematurity/low birth weight, neonatal infections during birth, jaundice, thermal protection, cord care, and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC - skin-to-skin contact, exclusive breastfeeding, and support to the dyad).

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Lessons Learned

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May 14, 2018
This document highlights key operational lessons learned from four country programs—Bangladesh, South Africa, India and Nigeria—that implemented the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach.

mHealth Intervention is Effective in Creating Smoke-Free Homes for Newborns: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study in China.

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Sep 01, 2017

Mobile-phone-based smoking cessation intervention has been shown to increase quitting among smokers. However, such intervention has not yet been applied to secondhand smoke (SHS) reduction programs that target smoking parents of newborns.

Use of mobile phones and text messaging to decrease the turnaround time for early infant HIV diagnosis and notification in rural Zambia: an observational study.

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Mar 08, 2017

BACKGROUND: Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection is challenging in rural sub-Saharan Africa as blood samples are sent to central laboratories for HIV DNA testing, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation.

Improving hepatitis B birth dose in rural Lao People's Democratic Republic through the use of mobile phones to facilitate communication.

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Oct 15, 2016

BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose (HepB-BD) was introduced in Lao People's Democratic Republic to prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission in 2008; high coverage is challenging since only 38% of births occur in a health facility.

Postpartum Health Information Seeking Using Mobile Phones: Experiences of Low-Income Mothers.

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Sep 18, 2016

Objectives To assess low-income mothers' perceptions of their postpartum information needs; describe their information seeking behavior; explore their use of mobile technology to address those needs; and to contribute to the sparse literature on postpartum health and wellness.

Mobile Phone Interventions for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review.

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Sep 02, 2016

CONTEXT: Interventions for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) are increasingly using mobile phones but may not effectively report evidence.

Impact of an SMS advice programme on maternal and newborn health in rural China: study protocol for a quasi-randomised controlled trial.

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Aug 12, 2016

INTRODUCTION: Expectant mothers in low-income and middle-income countries often lack access to vital information about pregnancy, preparation for birth and best practices when caring for their newborn.

Low-Income First-Time Mothers: Effects of APN Follow-up Using Mobile Technology on Maternal and Infant Outcomes.

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Aug 10, 2016

Background. Low-income mothers have greater challenges in accessing health care services due changes in the health care system and budget cuts.

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