Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Galleries

Galleries

These galleries tell visual stories of the work IDEAS and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation implementation projects are doing to improve the lives of women and babies in Ethiopia, Northeast Nigeria and Uttar Pradesh state, India.

  • Do innovations enhance interactions between families and frontline workers and increase life-saving intervention coverage?This is one of the IDEAS research questions we are answering through household and health facility surveys. We are also carrying out in-depth interviews with families and frontline health workers in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India to find out what mechanisms drive families and frontline workers to change their behaviour and carry out life-saving interventions. View gallery
  • IDEAS is using new qualitative data collection methods to try and elicit more in-depth information from recent mothers and family members on maternal and newborn care behaviours. The study aims to understand the mechanisms that drive recent mothers and their family members to change their maternal and newborn care behaviours, and what role frontline workers play in these mechanisms. The study will collect data from Ethiopia and Nigeria. View gallery
  • Manthan was a foundation-funded project to improve maternal and newborn health through a mobile phone app, called mSakhi, and a modular training for frontline workers. It ran in 2 districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, between 2011-2013. This gallery shows the work Manthan did in Uttar Pradesh between 2011-2013.Images © Agnes Becker/IDEAS.Click on an image to start the slideshow. View gallery
  • Every year the IDEAS project holds Learning Workshop for all our colleagues and partners at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria to share experiences in maternal and newborn health.This year proved to be a successful event with highlights including learning about lessons common across all settings, attending skills workshops on how to do continuous monitoring of project progress, and how all projects can work together to collect common data (indicators) so progress across settings can be more easily seen. View gallery
  • Society for Family Health's Maternal and Newborn Health project works in the Nigerian North-Eastern state of Gombe where families live in remote rural areas far away from health facilities. The project aims to demonstrate effective, scalable approaches to improving critical maternal and neonatal health practices in the home by increasing the families' recognition of danger signs during pregnancy and birth, providing essential clean delivery kits and micro nutrient supplements, establishing of a functional Call Centre that arranges referrals and transport to health facilities when needed. View gallery