Table 1

List of interventions in the three arms

InterventionShishu RakshakAnganwadi workerControl
Pregnancy surveillance every 2 months++
Three antenatal home visits for health education++
Presence at delivery++
Care at birth++As per programme
Postnatal home visits, identification of high risk and sick neonates++
Management of hypothermia, feeding, umbilical and skin infection, eye care++
Cotrimoxazole and IM injections for probable sepsis+
Training of MOs/PPs++
Training of TBAs++
Awareness of community leaders++
Group health education and community mobilisation++
  • IM, intramuscular; MO, medical officer; PP, private practitioners; TBAs, traditional birth attendants.