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Three lessons to improve quality of care for newborns in India

By the time you finish reading this blog, 71 newborns will have died globally, including 15 in India alone. By the time you finish reading this...

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Routine health management information system data in Ethiopia: consistency, trends and challenges

The paper, authored by analysts from the ORCA project, made use of a WHO data quality review toolkit and compared data from the Health Management...

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Improving the use of focus group discussions in low income settings

This paper authored by Pauline Scheelbeek et al and published in BMC Medical Research Methodology describes how six exercises were used in 32...

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Using social media to improve routine data quality metrics

How is this all linked to social media? The study, published in BMJ Open, measured changes in data quality metrics before and after the...

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“There Is No Link Between Resource Allocation and Use of Local Data”

The study authors show that districts have a decision-making structure, including representatives of all relevant government departments, and...

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Half-way there: positive steps in maternal and newborn care in Northeast Nigeria

This IDEAS-led study, authored by Josephine Exley et al and published in BMJ Open, offers unique insights into the quality of care provided to...

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