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Table 1 Trial activities by arms of the trial in the first 2.5 years

From: The EPICS Trial: Enabling Parents to Increase Child Survival through the introduction of community-based health interventions in rural Guinea Bissau

Activities  
Intervention (73 clusters) Control (73 clusters)
Hospitals for caesarean sections and clinics for emergency care are buttressed Hospitals for caesarean sections and clinics for emergency care are buttressed: materials from the programme are available to controls if needed for emergencies and staff trained in IMCI as needed.
Health clubs organized and participants receive:  
   2 years of training in health issues.  
Training and mentoring for several village
health workers, who are members of the
health clubs, in issues related to maternal
and child health.
 
Maternal and child health outreach
programme operated by 6–8 trained
mentor nurses.
 
Free institutional deliveries for high risk
mothers and delivery kits to all pregnant
mothers.
 
   Medicines package for children.  
Quarterly monitoring surveys Quarterly monitoring surveys