• Journal Article

A multi-faceted intervention including antenatal corticosteroids to reduce neonatal mortality associated with preterm birth: a case study from the Guatemalan Western Highlands

Citation

Garces, A., McClure, E., Figueroa, L., Pineda, S., Hambidge, K. M., Krebs, N. F., ... Goldenberg, R. L. (2016). A multi-faceted intervention including antenatal corticosteroids to reduce neonatal mortality associated with preterm birth: a case study from the Guatemalan Western Highlands. Reproductive Health, 13, e63. DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0178-0

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research undertook a cluster-randomized trial to assess the impact of a multi-faceted intervention to identify women at high-risk of preterm birth at all levels of care, to administer corticosteroids to women and refer for facility delivery compared with standard care. Of the seven sites that participated in the ACT trial, only two sites had statistically significant reductions in the neonatal mortality among the target group of