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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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Redesigning maternal health services – context matters

The plea for the childbirth service redesign is underpinned by the assumption that the centralisation of childbirth services to hospitals will...

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Recommendations from the Village Health Worker Scheme Sustainability Study

Much work has been done to ensure the sustainability of the scheme, yet there are still some areas of uncertainty, which it would be beneficial to...

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Can we use DHIS2 data to monitor maternal and newborn health? A case study from Gombe state, Nigeria

A paper authored by IDEAS team member Antoinette Bhattacharya and published as part of a series on High Quality Health Systems in PLOS ONE aims to...

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Why are C-section rates in private Indian health facilities unreasonably high? The providers’ view

Although the overall rate of caesarean deliveries in India remains low, rates are higher in private than in public facilities. In a household...

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Newborn resuscitation in Gombe State, northeastern Nigeria

This paper published by Josephine Exley, Nasir Umar, Sarah Moxon, Adamu Umar Usman and Tanya Marchant from the IDEAS project, the London School of...

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