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Nepal Neonatal Death Verbal Autopsy Study 2013-2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Verbal Autopsy to Ascertain Causes of Neonatal Deaths in Nepal
Nepal (NPL)
Eastern Development Region [Historical], Karnālī, Karṇālī, Lumbini, Lumbinī, Nārāyanī, Province Number One [Provisional], Rāptī
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2013 - 01/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Verbal autopsy

This cross-sectional study examined the causes of 551 neonatal deaths in Nepal. Data were collected with two instruments: a verbal autopsy questionnaire and a special questionnaire for birth asphyxia cases. Causes of death were determined by physician review. The survey was administered in six districts: Dolpa, Jumla, Palpa, Salyan, Chitwan and Morang. All of these areas have implemented the Community Based - Newborn Care Program (CB-NCP).