Received: 12 December 2017
Accepted: 22 March 2018
First Online: 2 April 2018
: JA is a medical doctor and public health specialist having a decade of experience working with World Health Organization. JA was awarded AusAID scholarship to obtain Master degree in applied science from the University of Sydney. JA is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of New South Wales and was awarded international scholarship for his PhD studies.
: Ethics approval was obtained from the Pakistan Medical Research Council (ref. no. 4–87/15/NBC-186/RDC411), and the University of New South Wales, Sydney (ref. no. HC14338). Administrative approvals and use of health resources including LHWs, District health staff and health information system data were obtained from the Director General Health Services of the province and concerned programs. Written informed consent was obtained from all study participants including women who become pregnant during the study period and the respondents of the verbal autopsy interviews.
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