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Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  • Duduzile Nsibande1Email author,
  • Tanya Doherty1, 2,
  • Petrida Ijumba1,
  • Mark Tomlinson3,
  • Debra Jackson2,
  • David Sanders2 and
  • Joy Lawn4, 5
BMC Health Services Research201313:47

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-47

Received: 8 May 2012

Accepted: 23 January 2013

Published: 6 February 2013

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8 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amol Dongre
27 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jolly Nankunda
17 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Tanya Doherty
Resubmission - Version 3
17 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amol Dongre
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
23 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
6 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-47

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Authors’ Affiliations

Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Department of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch
Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children
MARCH center, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine