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A combined community- and facility-based approach to improve pregnancy outcomes in low-resource settings: a Global Network cluster randomized trial

  • Omrana Pasha1, 27Email author,
  • Elizabeth M McClure2,
  • Linda L Wright3,
  • Sarah Saleem1,
  • Shivaprasad S Goudar4,
  • Elwyn Chomba5,
  • Archana Patel6,
  • Fabian Esamai7,
  • Ana Garces8,
  • Fernando Althabe9,
  • Bhala Kodkany4,
  • Hillary Mabeya7,
  • Albert Manasyan10,
  • Waldemar A Carlo11,
  • Richard J Derman12,
  • Patricia L Hibberd13,
  • Edward K Liechty14,
  • Nancy Krebs15,
  • K Michael Hambidge15,
  • Pierre Buekens16,
  • Janet Moore17,
  • Alan H Jobe18,
  • Marion Koso-Thomas3,
  • Dennis D Wallace17,
  • Suzanne Stalls19 and
  • Robert L Goldenberg20
BMC Medicine201311:215

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-215

Received: 30 April 2013

Accepted: 16 September 2013

Published: 3 October 2013

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Original Submission
30 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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10 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth McClure
Resubmission - Version 3
10 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Craig Rubens
26 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Babill Stray-Pedersen
16 Aug 2013 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth McClure
Resubmission - Version 4
16 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
4 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Craig Rubens
13 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth McClure
Resubmission - Version 6
13 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 6
16 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
3 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-215

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University
Department of Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences, Research Triangle Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda
KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
Department of Pediatrics, University Teaching Hospital
Indira Gandhi Government Medical College
Moi University School of Medicine
Francisco Marroquin University
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Centre for Infectious Disease Research Zambia
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Christiana Care Health Services
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Indiana University
University of Colorado
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
Research Triangle Institute
University of Cincinnati
American College of Nurse Midwives
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University
the EMONC Trial Investigators