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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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“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...

Research brief
A qualitative study of the scalability and sustainability of the Village Health Worker scheme in Gombe State, Nigeria

This exploratory study seeks to understand the factors that will contribute to the sustainability of the Village Health Workers Scheme as...

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Gombe Girls: Public Engagement Case Study

  Girls participating in the engagement activity visit a maternity ward . Photo Credit: Rhys Williams Project aims · To stimulate the interest...

Report
Community Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia: Quality of CBNC programme assessment Midline Evaluation Report March 2017

The results of a quality of care assessment of the Ethiopian Community Based Newborn Care (CBNC) programme, conducted in late 2015.

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Better quality routine health data through a WhatsApp group? What comes out of the Data Quality Workshops in Gombe State

To strengthen the quality of routine maternal and newborn health data in Gombe State in 2017 the IDEAS project initiated a total of four data...

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Improving Quality of Care is the Most Powerful Means to End Preventable Maternal Deaths

Cross-posted from the Maternal Health Task Force blog
Written by: Pompy Sridhar, India Director, MSD for Mothers   Our entire maternal health...

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Overcoming adversities: The sustainability of the Village Health Worker scheme in Gombe State

The VHW scheme has been running since November 2016, under the leadership of the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), with...

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