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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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Data-driven learning cycles and their impact on data use for decision making

The implementation partners are The Society for Family Health, SAQIP through a grant to PACT Nigeria and Evidence for Action through a...

Report
External Evaluation Report – DIPH Prototype Phase

The prototype phase pilot-tested the DIPH strategy and job-aids by bringing together key district-level data on inputs and processes from...

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Linking data sources for measurement of effective coverage in maternal and newborn health: what do we learn from individual- vs ecological-linking methods?

Methods We used data from Mayuge District, Uganda. Data from household surveys on access to SBA were linked to health facility assessment census...

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10 Lessons From The BetterBirth Study

Over the last three years, the BetterBirth Program team at Ariadne Labs partnered with Population Services International, Community...

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International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

Beyond human rights and ethics Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director, Maternal Health Task Force, noted that disrespect and abuse (D&A)...

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Are women getting quality care? And how can we know? Measuring the coverage of high quality care

We have traditionally depended on household survey estimates of the coverage of contacts with health facilities to understand access, for example...

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