Funding for this research was provided by:
Survival Pluss Project at Makerere University (UGA-13-0030)
Received: 12 February 2021
Accepted: 3 June 2021
First Online: 15 July 2021
: Ethical approval to conduct the study was obtained from the Makerere University School of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (#REC REF 2017–103) and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (HS217ES). Administrative clearance was obtained from the Mbale regional referral hospital research and Ethics Committee (MRRH-REC IN-COM 00/2018). Written informed consent was obtained from each of the participants using either the differed consent approach [CitationRef removed] or in the preoperative period if was deemed feasible by the attending physician before enrollment. All efforts were made to ensure that each of the women was delivered within 2 h of diagnosis and each birth was attended with midwife trained in neonatal resuscitation. Newborns with an APGAR score ≤ 7 were transferred to the neonatal care unit by the attending Midwife for admission and further management.
: The authors declare no competing interest.