Effective Linkages of Continuum of Care for Improving Neonatal, Perinatal, and Maternal Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Content Type: Published articles
Author(s): Kimiyo Kikuchi, Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Sumiyo Okawa, Yeetey Enuameh, Junko Yasuoka, Keiko Nanishi, Akira Shibanuma, Margaret Gyapong, Seth OwusuAgyei, Abraham Rexford Oduro, Gloria Quansah Asare, Abraham Hodgson, Masamine Jimba, Ghana EMBRACE Implementation Research Project Team
Published: September 2015

Continuum of care has the potential to improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) by ensuring care for mothers and children. Continuum of care in MNCH is widely accepted as comprising sequential time (from pre-pregnancy to motherhood and childhood) and space dimensions (from community-family care to clinical care). However, it is unclear which linkages of care could have a greater effect on MNCH outcomes. The objective of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of different continuum of care linkages for reducing neonatal, perinatal, and maternal mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

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