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Table 1 Definition of terms

From: Effectiveness of community health workers delivering preventive interventions for maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Term Explanation
Maternal Health Refers to the health of a woman during pregnancy or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, due to pregnancy related issues [2]
Child Health Refers to any health issues in children ages five years or less
Community Health Worker Defined as “…members of the communities where they work, should be selected by the communities, should be answerable to the communities for their activities, should be supported by the health system but not necessarily a part of its organization, and have shorter training than professional workers” [19]
Prevention Interventions or “measures adopted by or practiced on persons not currently feeling the effects of a disease [or negative health outcome], intended to decrease the risk that that disease [or negative health outcomes] will afflict them in the future” [20]