This review assessed the effects of women's groups practising participatory learning and action, compared with usual care, on birth outcomes in low-resource settings. With the participation of at least a third of pregnant women and adequate population coverage, women's groups practising participatory learning and action are a cost-effective strategy to improve maternal and neonatal survival in low-resource settings.

3rd April 2017 • comment

This study informs the development of future antenatal care programmes through a synthesis of findings in all relevant qualitative studies.

22nd March 2013 • comment