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Measurement and accountability for maternal, newborn and child health: fit for 2030?

This commentary, published in BMJ Global Health and authored by participants of a 2020 meeting in Nairobi  sees the greatest opportunity now for...

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Journal article
Measurement and accountability for maternal, newborn and child health: fit for 2030?

This commentary, published in BMJ Global Health and authored by participants of a 2020 meeting in Nairobi  sees the greatest opportunity now for...

Research brief
Improving the quality of routine Health Information System data for better decision-making

The ORCA team analysed existing information from the HMIS and compared this with external sources of information, such as the Demographic and...

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Professional advice for primary healthcare workers in Ethiopia: a social network analysis

This study, authored by Kate Sabot et al and published in BMC Health Services Research, compares professional advice networks of healthcare...

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Effective coverage in MNCH: progress, future prospects and implications for quality health systems

This paper published in The Lancet Global Health and authored by members of the Effective Coverage Think Tank Group, lays out recommendations for...

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Evaluating efforts to increase primary child health services in Ethiopia

This protocol, authored by Della Berhanu and others, published in BMC Health Services, describes an evaluation of a complex intervention that aims...

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“I felt like I should have delivered at home”

The Northeast of Nigeria has some of the highest rates of maternal and newborn deaths in the world. Drastically reducing this number of...

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A new appreciation for data: Impressions from the MNCH partnership in Gombe State

For the IDEAS team working in Gombe, the past few months have again been a busy period. The last annual household survey was scheduled for August,...

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A new partnership with the University of Lagos

The prototype phase of NHQI was implemented in Lagos between April 2015 and September 2017. To institutionalise gains from the prototype phase,...

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