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Who decides what and how? Making decision-making in health systems more effective

In the past, researchers have preferred to target policy-makers – to understand their perspective, develop supportive approaches and tools, and...

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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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Ownership in Name, But not Necessarily in Action

Melisa Martinez-Alvarez’s commentary on the IDEAS-led research on scalability and sustainability of pilot projects in three countries.

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IDEAS Phase 2 is led by Dr Tanya Marchant and includes a team of more than 20 multi-disciplinary academic and professional support staff based...

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Early postnatal home visits: a qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to achieving high coverage

A paper co-authored by Yared Amare, Pauline Scheelbeek and IDEAS team members Zelee Hill, Joanna Schellenberg, and Della Berhanu and published in...

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

Key findings show changes that were made to the VHW scheme to increase its sustainability in the 57 wards where it is being implemented to...

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Investigating the high rates of C-sections in private hospitals in Delhi, India

Rates of C-sections in India are relatively low overall at around 17% (IIPS, 2016),  but the story is different in the private sector.  Research...

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Who decides what and how? Making decision-making in health systems more effective

In the past, researchers have preferred to target policy-makers – to understand their perspective, develop supportive approaches and tools, and...

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