The Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) project, an operations research project designed to develop and test interventions to reduce maternal, perinatal, and neonatal mortality and morbidity in predominantly rural districts of Pakistan, was a three-year project (2003 to 2006) funded by the European Union. The study area was in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan; the control area was in the district of Layyah. The project focused on three areas to accomplish its goals: empowering women to seek appropriate and timely general, maternal, and newborn care; supporting methods that encourage men to play a positive and active role in decision-making and seeking care for their families in matters relating to maternal and newborn care; and improving and strengthening health services. The project had two intervention sites and one control site to look at the impact of two different interventions (within communities and within health facilities). It was expected that project results would be useful to others working toward reducing maternal, perinatal, and neonatal mortality and morbidity, nationally and internationally. The interventions and findings from this study are published in six reports, of which this is Report 2: The Interventions.
Wajid, Abdul, Zakir Hussain Shah, Ashfa Hashmi, Zeba Tasneem, and Lubna Shireen. 2006. "Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Report 2: The interventions." Islamabad: Population Council.
Safe Motherhood Applied Research and Training (SMART) Project
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