• Breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Chowdhury, Ranadip; Sinha, Bireshwar; Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Rollins, Nigel; Bahl, Rajiv; Martines, Jose Carlos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-04)
      Aim. To evaluate the effect of breastfeeding on long-term (breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus) and short-term (lactational amenorrhoea, postpartum depression, postpartum weight ...
    • Cognitive and motor outcomes in children born low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies from South Asia 

      Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Naik, Gitismita; Choudhary, Tarun Shankar; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-01-29)
      Background South Asia contributes substantially to global low birth weight population (i.e. those with birth weight < 2500 g). Synthesized evidence is lacking on magnitude of cognitive and motor deficits in low birth weight ...
    • Effect of implementation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness programme on treatment seeking practices for morbidities in infants: cluster randomised trial 

      Mazumder, Sarmila; Taneja, Sunita; Bahl, Rajiv; Mohan, Pavitra; Strand, Tor A.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Kirkwood, Betty; Goyal, Nidhi; Van Den Hombergh, Henri; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bhandari, Nita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-08-29)
      Objective: To determine the effect of implementation of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness strategy on treatment seeking practices and on neonatal and infant morbidity. Design: Cluster randomised ...
    • Impact of community-initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on survival of low birth weight infants: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial 

      Mazumder, Sarmila; Taneja, Sunita; Dalpath, Suresh Kumar; Gupta, Rakesh; Dube, Brinda; Sinha, Bireshwar; Bhatia, Kiran; Yoshida, Sachiyo; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Bahl, Rajiv; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita; Martines, Jose Carlos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-06-07)
      Background: Around 70% neonatal deaths occur in low birth weight (LBW) babies. Globally, 15% of babies are born with LBW. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) appears to be an effective way to reduce mortality and morbidity among ...
    • Interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Sinha, Bireshwar; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Martines, Jose Carlos; Taneja, Sunita; Mazumder, Sarmila; Rollins, Nigel; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, Nita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-04)
      Aim. To provide comprehensive evidence of the effect of interventions on early initiation, exclusive, continued and any breastfeeding rates when delivered in five settings: (i) Health systems and services (ii) Home and ...
    • Optimal breastfeeding practices and infant and child mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Sinha, Bireshwar; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Bhandari, Nita; Taneja, Sunita; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bahl, Rajiv (Journal article, 2015-07-31)
      Aim: To synthesise the evidence for effects of optimal breastfeeding on all-cause and infection-related mortality in infants and children aged 0–23 months. Methods: We conducted a systematic review to compare the effect ...
    • Setting research priorities to improve global newborn health and prevent stillbirths by 2025 

      Yoshida, Sachiyo; Martines, Jose Carlos; Lawn, Joy E.; Wall, Stephen; Souza, João Paulo; Rudan, Igor; Cousens, Simon; Aaby, Peter; Adam, Ishag; Adhikari, Ramesh Kant; Ambalavanan, Namasivayam; Arifeen, Shams EI; Aryal, Dhana Raj; Asiruddin, Sk K.; Baqui, Abdullah; Barros, Aluisio J.D.; Benn, Christine S.; Bhandari, Vineet; Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Bhattacharya, Sohinee; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Black, Robert E.; Blencowe, Hannah; Bose, Carl; Brown, Justin; Bührer, Christoph; Carlo, Wally; Cecatti, Jose Guilherme; Cheung, Po-Yin; Clark, Robert; Colbourn, Tim; Conde-Agudelo, Agustin; Corbett, Erica; Czeizel, Andrew E.; Das, Abhik; Day, Louise Tina; Deal, Carolyn; Deorari, Ashok; Dílmen, Uǧur; English, Mike; Esamai, Fabian; Fall, Caroline; Ferriero, Donna M.; Gisore, Peter; Hazir, Tabish; Higgins, Rosemary D.; Homer, Caroline S.E.; Hoque, Dewan Emdadul; Irgens, Lorentz M.; Islam, Mohammad Tajul; de Graft-Johnson, Joseph; Joshua, Martias Alice; Keenan, William; Khatoon, Soofia; Kieler, Helle; Kramer, Michael S.; Lackritz, Eve M.; Lavender, Tina; Lawintono, Laurensia; Luhanga, Richard; Marsh, David; McMillan, Douglas; McNamara, Patrick J.; Mol, Ben Willem J.; Molyneux, Elizabeth; Mukasa, Gelasius K.; Mutabazi, Miriam; Nacul, Luis Carlos; Nakakeeto, Margaret; Narayanan, Indira; Olusanya, Bolajoko; Osrin, David; Paul, Vinod; Poets, Christian; Reddy, Uma M; Santosham, Mathuram; Sayed, Rubayet; Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, Natalia E.; Singhal, Nalini; Smith, Mary Alice; Smith, Peter G.; Soofi, Sajid; Spong, Catherine Y.; Sultana, Shahin; Tshefu, Antoinette; van Bel, Frank; Gray, Lauren Vestewig; Waiswa, Peter; Wang, Wei; Williams, Sarah L.A.; Wright, Linda; Zaidi, Anita; Zhang, Yanfeng; Zhong, Nanbert; Zuniga, Isabel; Bahl, Rajiv (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06)
      Background: In 2013, an estimated 2.8 million newborns died and 2.7 million were stillborn. A much greater number suffer from long term impairment associated with preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction, congenital ...
    • Utilisation, equity and determinants of full antenatal care in India: analysis from the National Family Health Survey 4 

      Kumar, Gunjan; Choudhary, Tarun Shankar; Srivastava, Akanksha; Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Taneja, Sunita; Bahl, Rajiv; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Bhandari, Nita; Mazumder, Sarmila (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-05)
      Objectives: We examined the utilisation, equity and determinants of full antenatal care (ANC), defined as 4 or more antenatal visits, at least one tetanus toxoid (TT) injection and consumption of iron folic acid (IFA) for ...