Measuring what works: a mixed-methods evaluation of women’s groups on maternal health uptake in rural Nepal.

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Sharma, Sheetal;

Background: There is a need for more studies that analyse evaluation methods in the context of maternal health promotion. These should assess the effectiveness of health promotion interventions on health outcomes, factors contributing to impact, and transferability. Thi... View more
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    Chapter 1 Introduction.........................................................................................15 1.1 Setting the scene.....................................................................................15 1.2 Evaluation of community-based interventions..........................................16 1.3 Maternal health policy & community interventions ...................................22 1.3.1 Maternal health access and outcome indicators for evaluation ................25 1.3.2 Three Delays impact on maternal health..................................................28 1.4 Background on Nepal ..............................................................................30 1.4.1 Population & health policies and programmes in Nepal ...........................32 1.4.2 Health administration and health workforce ............................................. 34 1.4.3 Nepal: Maternal health and delivery practices.........................................37 1.4.4 Demographic drivers of decline in MMR ..................................................38 1.5 Rational for this thesis .............................................................................42 1.6 Summary.................................................................................................43

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