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Volume 15 Supplement 1

Improved access to maternal, newborn and child health services: strengthening human resources for health


Edited by Jean Christophe Fotso

Publication charges for this supplement were funded by Concern Worldwise US, Inc via a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that he has no competing interests and was not involved with the acceptance decision for articles in which he is an author.

  1. Community-based strategies that foster frequent contact between caregivers of children under five and provide credible sources of health information are essential to improve child survival. Care Groups are a c...

    Authors: Jennifer Weiss, Raphael Makonnen and Delphin Sula
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 1):S2
  2. In low- and middle-income countries, a shortage of properly trained, supervised, motivated and equitably distributed health workers often hinder the delivery of lifesaving interventions. Various health workfor...

    Authors: Linda Vesel, Kathryn Waller, Justine Dowden and Jean Christophe Fotso
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 1):S3
  3. Sierra Leone has among the poorest maternal and child health indicators in the world and investments in public health have been predominately to increase demand for services, with fewer initiatives targeting s...

    Authors: Ariel Higgins-Steele, Kathryn Waller, Jean Christophe Fotso and Linda Vesel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 1):S4
  4. In response to persistently poor levels of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in rural India, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched to support the provision of accessible, affordable and...

    Authors: Jean Christophe Fotso, Ariel Higgins-Steele and Satyanarayan Mohanty
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 1):S5