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A Pregnant Women Group and its Effects on Maternal and Neonatal Health Services around Labor, Birth and the First Days after Birth among Vulnerable Community of Makwanpur, Nepal

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 582-585

Keywords : Pregnant womens group; Maternal and Neonatal Health Services; Vulnerable Community; disadvantage groups;

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Maternal and newborn deaths are still high in Nepal partly due to the big gap on the utilization of health care services around childbirths between the rich and the poor despite the fact that services are free of cost at government health facilities. The government of Nepal initiated the pregnant women group (PWG) approach to boost the number of women accessing to health care services especially among vulnerable populations. The study compared the utilization of health care services among PWG members and non-members in the disadvantaged community in Makwanpur District of Nepal. In the result, there is increase in the utilization of health care services during pregnancy, labour, after birth was statistically significant (P

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