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Understanding mistreatment during institutional delivery in Northeast Nigeria

There is growing evidence from Nigeria and around the world that women who deliver their babies in health facilities can experience mistreatment....

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COMBINE – End of study report

This End of Study Qualitative Review sought to systematically document key learning points from the experience of implementing the COMBINE study...

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Understanding mistreatment during institutional delivery in Northeast Nigeria

There is growing evidence from Nigeria and around the world that women who deliver their babies in health facilities can experience mistreatment....

Journal article
Geographic differences in maternal and child health care utilisation in four Ethiopian regions

Atkure Defar, Dagu project lead at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and a PhD student supported through the  project and his co-authors,...

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Final evaluation of the Community Based Newborn Care programme in Ethiopia

The overall evaluation plan included baseline, quality of care and follow up surveys, as well as two qualitative studies. It was conducted in...

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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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