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Community Directed Approaches for Health Improvement

"The community-directed intervention (CDI) strategy is an approach in which communities themselves direct the planning and implementation of intervention delivery fostered with support from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases..." – By William R. Brieger and Bright C. Orji

Preterm Birth: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Pathogenesis, and Prevention

"Preterm birth is a significant global public health issue. It is defined by the World Health Organization as infants born alive before 37 completed weeks of gestation. The preterm birth rate varies significantly across countries..." – By Xiaojing Zeng, Wen Jiang, Xiaoqing He and Jun Zhang

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