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Embedding Community-Based Newborn Care in the Ethiopian health system: lessons from a 4-year programme evaluation

This study was published as part of journal supplement on Reimagening health systems for better health and social justice in Health Policy and...

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From Theory to Implementation: Adaptations to a Quality Improvement Initiative According to Implementing Context

Access to maternal and newborn care is increasing but due to the poor quality of care provided this doesn’t necessarily lead to fewer avoidable...

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Embedding Community-Based Newborn Care in the Ethiopian health system: lessons from a 4-year programme evaluation

This study was published as part of journal supplement on Reimagening health systems for better health and social justice in Health Policy and...

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How health care workers choose their jobs: a discrete choice experiment in Ethiopia

This study unlike many others, which interview doctors or medical students,  aimed to understand job preferences of lower-skilled cadres such as...

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Can quality improvement programmes affect health care workers’ motivation?

A knowledgeable and motivated workforce is critical for health systems to provide high-quality services. Many low- and middle-income countries

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The health system has to be ready: introducing a new health service in Ethiopia

The Community-Based Newborn Care programme (CBNC) was introduced at district level in Ethiopia in 2014 in response to the country’s high...

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Improved antenatal care but postnatal care remains alarmingly low

The Community Based Newborn Care (CBNC) programme encompassed nine components aiming to provide life-saving services to mothers and newborns....

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How do we measure women’s experience of childbirth care?

When women go to a health facility to deliver, they expect to be looked after – to receive all the clinical care necessary to ensure their...

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Three lessons to improve quality of care for newborns in India

By the time you finish reading this blog, 71 newborns will have died globally, including 15 in India alone. By the time you finish reading this...

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Listening to Gombe Mothers

Feedback from patients about their experience of health care is a critically important step to improving quality of care.  But mechanisms for...

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