Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Implementation projects

Implementation projects

IDEAS works with implementation projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that implement innovations to improve the interactions between frontline health workers and families. They aim to enhance the existing health systems within either Ethiopia, North-Eastern Nigeria or Uttar Pradesh, India, rather than implement a new way of providing health care.


Community-based newborn care package
Community-based newborn care is a national government-led package of care that aims to improve newborn survival through the Health Extension Programme.

Last 10 Kilometers
Implementing innovations that engage local communities in improving maternal, newborn and child health.

Saving Newborn Lives
Aimed to reduce global neonatal mortality by facilitating the development of effective, evidence-based newborn care innovation packages and implementing them at scale.

The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership
Implemented an initiative to demonstrate a community-oriented model for improving maternal and newborn health care in rural Ethiopia.

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North-Eastern Nigeria

Strengthening maternal, newborn & child health frontline worker organisations.

Society for Family Health
Empowering Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable, to lead healthier lives.

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Uttar Pradesh, India

Better Birth
Better Birth is testing whether adoption of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist programme in birth facilities improves health outcomes for mothers and newborns.

Community Mobilization Project
The Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilization Project aims to develop and scale-up a package of family health innovations through self help groups in Uttar Pradesh.

Provided technical assistance to the Government of Uttar Pradesh to implement evidence-based maternal and newborn health interventions.

Sure Start
Aimed to improve the lives of women and newborns by introducing essential maternal and newborn health interventions.

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