Anganwadi worker's participation in rural newborn care
Anganwadi worker was involved in rural newborn care as a link between a dai and a health worker. She was trained to ensure that, (i) borderline LBW/preterm baby was kept warm at home and (ii) a very small baby was referred to hospital. The training was conducted during routine monthly meetings and cost of equipping each anganwadi worked out to be Rs 110. Newborn survival, infant survivals and overall MCH performance improved. Thus, newborn care formed an ideal entry point into MCH activities.
Key wordsInfant mortality Newborn mortality Anganwadi worker
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