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COMBINE – End of study report

published 6 December 2019

From 2008-2013, the Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program of Save the Children worked with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and a range of collaborating institutions to implement a two-arm cluster randomized controlled trial (COMBINE). The intervention aimed to strengthen implementation of the Health Extension Program (HEP) according to existing policy, and to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of integrating community-based treatment of neonatal sepsis by Health Extension Workers (HEWs) in the national ICCM platform.

This End of Study Qualitative Review sought to systematically document key learning points from the experience of implementing the COMBINE study in order to inform a series of recommendations to the Government of Ethiopia regarding scale up and integration of community based ANC and newborn care into the ICCM program nationally.