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Taking stock – Seven years of IDEAS

A team of about 20 researchers and professional support staff, employed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, set off to find out...

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External Evaluation Report – DIPH Prototype Phase

The prototype phase pilot-tested the DIPH strategy and job-aids by bringing together key district-level data on inputs and processes from...

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Linking data sources for measurement of effective coverage in maternal and newborn health: what do we learn from individual- vs ecological-linking methods?

Methods We used data from Mayuge District, Uganda. Data from household surveys on access to SBA were linked to health facility assessment census...

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“It’s About the Idea Hitting the Bull’s Eye”: How Aid Effectiveness Can Catalyse the Scale-up of Health Innovations

With shrinking aid budgets around the world, oftentimes pilot interventions are funded for relatively short periods of time and need to prove...

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Contextual factors in maternal and newborn health evaluation: a protocol applied in Nigeria, India and Ethiopia

We define “context” as the background environment or setting of any program, and “contextual factors”as those elements of context that...

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International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

Beyond human rights and ethics Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director, Maternal Health Task Force, noted that disrespect and abuse (D&A)...

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Are women getting quality care? And how can we know? Measuring the coverage of high quality care

We have traditionally depended on household survey estimates of the coverage of contacts with health facilities to understand access, for example...

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