The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 60, Issue 5, pp 627–630 | Cite as

Anganwadi worker's participation in rural newborn care

  • S. R. Daga
  • A. S. Daga
  • R. V. Dighole
  • R. P. Patil
Original Articles


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 words

Infant mortality Newborn mortality Anganwadi worker 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Daga
    • 1
  • A. S. Daga
    • 2
  • R. V. Dighole
    • 3
  • R. P. Patil
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsGrant Medical CollegeBombay
  2. 2.Department of Preventive and Social MedicineGrant Medical CollegeBombay
  3. 3.Primary Health CentreGanjad

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