Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Who we are

Who we are

Woman with newborn, Nigeria. © Pep Bonet/Save the Children

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 states of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in India, IDEAS uses measurement, learning and evaluation to find out what works, why and how in maternal and newborn health programmes.

IDEAS is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. IDEAS is a member of the School's Centre for Evaluation and Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH) Centre.

IDEAS team

The IDEAS team is primarily based in London with 3 staff working overseas, in Ethiopia, North-Eastern Nigeria and Uttar Pradesh. IDEAS works closely with two kinds of partner in each country:

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