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Effects of a participatory community quality improvement strategy on improving household and provider health care behaviors and practices: a propensity score analysis

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Maternal and newborn health care intervention coverage has increased in many low-income countries over the last decade, yet poor quality of care remains a challenge, limiting health gains. The World Health Organization envisions community engagement as a critical component of health care delivery systems to ensure quality services, responsive to community needs. Aligned with this, a Participatory Community Quality Improvement (PCQI) strategy was introduced in Ethiopia, in 14 of 91 rural woredas (districts) where the Last Ten Kilometers Project (L10 K) Platform activities were supporting national Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) strengthening strategies. This paper examines the effects of the PCQI strategy in improving maternal and newborn care behaviors, and providers’ and households’ practices.
Authors: Wereta, Tewabech;Betemariam, Wuleta;Karim, Ali Mehryar;Zemichael, Nebreed Fesseha;Dagnew, Selamawit;Wanboru, Abera;Bhattacharya, Antoinette

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