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Folate supplementation to prevent birth abnormalities: evaluating a community-based participatory action plan for refugees and migrant workers on the Thailand-Myanmar border

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Preconception folic acid (PFA) taken at least 3 months before conception can decrease the incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs) by approximately 46%. NTDs contribute significantly to neonatal morbidity and mortality in migrant and refugee populations on the Thailand-Myanmar border (incidence 1.57/1000 live births). This audit aimed to assess uptake of PFA among migrant and refugee women, evaluate knowledge about PFA among local healthcare workers and implement a participatory community inte...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.009

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Public health Journal website
Volume:
161
Pages:
83-89
Publication date:
2018-06-21
Acceptance date:
2018-04-16
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EISSN:
1476-5616
ISSN:
0033-3506
Pubs id:
pubs:864606
URN:
uri:f6ac034b-2bf0-44fe-b53e-4e43674ce5d5
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uuid:f6ac034b-2bf0-44fe-b53e-4e43674ce5d5
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pubs:864606

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