TABLE 24.

Maternal Care Packages

SourceLocation and Type of TrialInterventionMaternal OutcomePerinatal/Neonatal Outcome
Yan415China; rural setting; PCS7 of 29 townships were randomly selected. A 3-tiered (village, township and county) Maternal Child Health network was developed in which MCH workers at the community level identified pregnant women and gave them antenatal care, with regular higher-level supervision from doctors. A ward for newborns was available at the county level for emergencies.NMR declined by 34% (from 26.6/1000 to 17.5/1000 births).
Antia725India; rural setting (Mandwa Project); QTIn collaboration with the elders of the villages, VHWs were trained to take care of pregnant women. A small health center with 10 beds (chiefly for maternity care and tubectomy) was established.Increased case detection and treatment of leprosy and tuberculosis by VHWs was recorded.The IMR was lower in the project area compared to the national figures (74/1000 live births vs 114 nationally for that time period).