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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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The Global and National Maternal Mortality Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals

Cross-posted from the MHTF Blog and written by Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director, Maternal Health Task Force; Sarah Hodin,...

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Your guide to the Data-Informed Platform for Health

In low-resource settings the use of local data for health system planning and decision-making is often limited. What data there is may be of...

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Measurement, Learning and Evaluation for Maternal and Newborn Health #HSR2016

IDEAS team at the Health Systems Research conference stand, 2017 “Have you ever been surprised when you get to the maternal and newborn sector...

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Learning in maternal and newborn health – 5 essential issues! #HSR2016

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
Thomas Edison – inventor of the long-lasting practical electric light...

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Scaling Up Innovations in Maternal and Newborn Health: 5 Lessons Learned

Launched in 2008, the Saving Newborn Lives project—led by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s Health Extension Programme, implemented by Save...

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Avoiding pregnant husbands and 30kg newborns – making electronic data collection work

Health Facility data tracking, Ethiopia. Copyright Rhys Williams Mobile technology has completely changed the face of data collection for...