Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Evidence to improve maternal & newborn health


Ethiopian woman with baby, credit iStock

Are interactions between families and frontline health workers enhanced as a result of health innovations? IDEAS is analysing data from household surveys to find out.

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Uttar Pradesh, India

ASHA frontline worker using mSakhi mobile phone app by Manthan, credit Agnes Becker

IDEAS will find out if newborn mortality has decreased thanks to health innovations.

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IDEAS aims to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies through generating evidence to inform policy and practice.  Working in Ethiopia, North-Eastern Nigeria and the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, IDEAS uses measurement, learning and evaluation to find out what works, why and how in maternal and newborn health programmes.