COMBINE Study: Technical Brief Volunteer Home Visit Tools and Job Aids for Community-Based Newborn Care

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The Community-Based Interventions for Newborns in Ethiopia (COMBINE) research study evaluated a strengthened package of maternal and newborn care within the Health Extension Program (HEP) in Ethiopia, including a package of pregnancy and postnatal care (PNC) home visits by Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and community volunteers. COMBINE also assessed integrating community-based management of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) by HEWs into this strengthened package of care, when referral was not possible or accepted by the family. This brief describes COMBINE’s tools and processes used by community volunteers for counseling, recording and reporting home visits, and discusses their potential value for use during the scale-up of Community-Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia.

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