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Table 2 Key research and implementation priorities to address birth asphyxia, according to 173 survey respondents

From: Reducing one million child deaths from birth asphyxia – a survey of health systems gaps and priorities

Programme priorities % Naming Priority
1. High coverage of skilled attendants at birth (23%)
2. Promotion of birth preparedness, including emergency transport (22%)
3. Wide availability of essential newborn care (hygiene, warmth and breastfeeding) (19%)
4. Competency based training in neonatal resuscitation (16%)
5. Provision of emergency obstetric care (11%)
6. Training TBAs and CHWs where appropriate (5%)
Research priorities  
1. Assess the effectiveness of TBAs/CHWs for neonatal resuscitation (25%)
2. Evaluate the impact of birth preparedness (23%)
3. Operations research on successful implementation/scaling-up of known interventions and roles for community cadres (15%)
4. Accurate identification of women/neonates at risk (15%)
5. Accurate methods for detection of "asphyxia" in the community (7%)
6. Appropriate care of asphyxiated newborns in the community (5%)