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Find out about what we are up to as we visit the areas we are working in, carry out surveys and meet other like-minded people.

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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...

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The future of IDEAS in maternal and newborn health

“Exchanging views, inspiring minds” is the motto of Cumberland Lodge, the 17th-century Grade II listed country house in Windsor Great Park,...

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The role of health markets in managing antibiotic use and addressing antimicrobial resistance

This article first appeared on the Health Systems Global website and has been republished here with kind permission. ‘Unregulated, fragmented,...

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How can we get life-saving interventions to women and babies? #HSR2016

Do innovations enhance interactions between families and front-line workers and increase life-saving intervention coverage? This is one of the...