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Depressed mood in pregnancy : prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements
(BioMed Central, 2011-05)
Abstract. Background. The disability associated with depression and its impact on maternal and child health has important implications for public health policy. While the prevalence of postnatal depression is high, there ...
Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : prevalence and correlates
Background: HIV-positive pregnant women who drink put their children at risk of both HIV and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has the highest prevalence of HIV in South Africa, but ...
A cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of peer mentors to support South African women living with HIV and their infants
Objective: We evaluate the effect of clinic-based support by HIV-positive Peer Mentors, in addition to standard clinic care, on maternal and infant well-being among Women Living with HIV (WLH) from pregnancy through the ...
A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial evaluating perinatal home visiting among South African mothers/infants
Background: Interventions are needed to reduce poor perinatal health. We trained community health workers (CHWs) as home visitors to address maternal/infant risks. Methods: In a cluster randomised controlled trial in Cape ...
Community health workers can improve child growth of antenatally-depressed, South African mothers : a cluster randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2015-09-23)
Background: Maternal antenatal depression has long-term consequences for children’s health. We examined if home visits by community health workers (CHW) can improve growth outcomes for children of mothers who are antenatally ...
Value of a mobile information system to improve quality of care by community health workers
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013)
Background: We will be unable to achieve sustained impact on health outcomes with community health worker (CHW)-based interventions unless we bridge the gap between small scale efficacy studies and large scale interventions. ...