• 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 ...
    • Community initiated kangaroo mother care and early child development in low birth weight infants in India - a randomized controlled trial 

      Taneja, Sunita; Sinha, Bireshwar; Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Mazumder, Sarmila; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Martines, Jose Carlos; Dalpath, Suresh Kumar; Gupta, Rakesh; Kariger, Patricia; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, Nita; Dua, Tarun; Abbasi, Farah; Panwar, Vaishali; Nagpal, Sugandhi; Shekhar, Medha; Ghosh, Runa; Kaur, Jasmine; Dube, Brinda (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: In a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 8402 stable low birthweight (LBW) infants, majority being late preterm or term small for gestational age, community-initiated KMC (ciKMC) showed a significant improvement ...
    • Diagnostic measures for severe acute malnutrition in Indian infants under 6 months of age: a secondary data analysis 

      Chowdhury, Ranadip; Sanger, Nitika; Choudhary, Tarun Shankar; Taneja, Sunita; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bhandari, Nita; Bahl, Rajiv (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Weight for length z-score (WLZ) < − 3 is currently used to define severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among infants. However, this approach has important limitations for infants younger than 6 months of age as WLZ ...
    • 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 ...
    • Global research priorities on COVID-19 for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health 

      Ahmed, Nawshad Uddin; Maamri, Abdellatif; Falade, Adegoke G; Ayede, Adejumoke Idowu; Bhutta, Adnan; Gambhir, Ajay; Tagarro, Alfredo; Abdelmegeid, Ali; Ahmadi, Ali Reza; Barros, Aluísio J D; Mekasha, Amha; Srinivasaiyer, Anantha Kumar; da Silva, André Ricardo Araujo; Schultz, Andreas; Fatima, Batool; Dhar, Bishnupada; Magowan, Brian; Wills, Bridget; Raynes-Greenow, Camille; Homer, Caroline S.E.; Maclennan, Carolyn; Ward, Catherine L; Garcia, Daniel Martinez; Ross, David; Murdoch, David; Wilson, Deborah Joy; Adejuyigbe, Ebunoluwa A.; Stasii, Ecaterina; Scudde, Elaine; Sacks, Emma; McCollum, Eric D.; Althabe, Fernando; Russell, Fiona; Kumar, GS; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Graham, Hamish; Blencowe, Hannah; Tappis, Hannah; Saloojee, Haroon; Masaud, Hesham Abdussalam Ben; Tiwary, Hiresh; Asiodu, Ifeyinwa; Newton, James B; Bourdaire, Jessica; Adze, Joel Amwe; Martines, Jose Carlos; Lozano, Juan M; Walson, Judd; Bahl, Rajiv; Shamszai, Zainularab Zohra; Navabi, Zohreh Sadat (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background This research prioritization aimed to identify major research gaps in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) to help mitigate the direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods We ...
    • Health equity impact of community-initiated kangaroo mother care: a randomized controlled trial 

      Choudhary, Tarun Shankar; Mazumder, Sarmila; Haaland, Øystein Ariansen; Taneja, Sunita; Bahl, Rajiv; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita; Norheim, Ole Frithjof (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can substantially enhance overall survival of low birthweight babies. In a large randomized controlled trial, we recently showed that supporting mothers to provide community initiated ...
    • 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 ...