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Table 2 Services and materials provided to intervention and control groups

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of the baby friendly community initiative in rural Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Intervention group Control group
a) Distribution of MIYCN educational materials (usual care) a) Distribution of MIYCN educational materials (usual care)
b) Supportive supervision (scheduled regular visits to assess implementation of BFCI package) b) Supportive supervision (usual planned visits by DHMT)
c) CHW motivation package (provision of a monthly stipend (seed money for an income generating activity as a group) and training for income-generation activities as incentive) c) CHW motivation package (Seed money for an income generating activity as a group same as in the intervention group)
d) Orientation, and continuous on job training and mentoring of the HWs and CHWs/CHEWs on BFCI package implementation
e) Formation and support of mother support groups in the community
  1. BFCI Baby Friendly Community Initiative, CHEWs community health extension workers, CHWs community health workers, DHMT district health management team, HWs health workers, MIYCN maternal, infant and young child nutrition