The conceptual framework and assessment methodology for the systematic reviews of community-based interventions for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty

Zohra S. Lassi, Rehana A. Salam, Jai K. Das, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Abstract

This paper describes the conceptual framework and the methodology used to guide the systematic reviews of community-based interventions (CBIs) for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty (IDoP). We adapted the conceptual framework from the 3ie work on the 'Community-Based Intervention Packages for Preventing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality and Improving Neonatal Outcomes' to aid in the analyzing of the existing CBIs for IDoP. The conceptual framework revolves around objectives, inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes, and impacts showing the theoretical linkages between the delivery of the interventions targeting these diseases through various community delivery platforms and the consequent health impacts. We also describe the methodology undertaken to conduct the systematic reviews and the meta-analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22
JournalInfectious Diseases of Poverty
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • CHWs
  • Community platforms
  • Conceptual framework
  • IDoPs
  • Prevention and control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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