Feldhaus I1, LeFevre AE1, Rai C2, Bhattarai J2, Russo D3, Rawlins B4, Chaudhary P5, Thapa K2.
Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2016 Dec 28;14:13. doi: 10.1186/s12962-016-0062-3. eCollection 2016.BACKGROUND: In Nepal, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) causes an estimated 21% of maternal deaths annually and contributes to adverse neonatal birth outcomes. Calcium supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of PE/E for pregnant women and preterm birth. This study presents findings from a cost-effectiveness analysis of a pilot project, which provided calcium supplementation through the public sector to pregnant women during antenatal care for PE/E prevention as compared to existing PE/E management in Nepal. Read More