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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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Rough roads and rivers: getting institutional delivery services to women in rural West Bengal

“The greatest success of the Community Delivery Centres has been the decline in home births” – quote from Community Delivery Centre doctor...

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How can data improve implementation?

Learning from routine data Using routine monitoring and evaluation data to understand why innovations are not being used can help local maternal...

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One house, two doors: Making sure survey numbers represent the people

What a compelling fact! We need facts like this. They help us to understand the health needs of a community and how we should be addressing them....

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Measuring content of contacts reveals missed opportunities to deliver quality maternal and newborn health care

Findings have been published in Plos One and the data supporting this analysis are now freely available online. Quality of health care is a big...

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Integrating maternal and newborn care at the 68th World Health Assembly

Countries are taking forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health by strengthening maternal and newborn health...

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Using the Research Impact Framework as a tool for reflection

We have google analytics, altmetric.com, Sprout Social, Mail Chimp, Bit.ly, My top tweet, and any number of other funkily-named applications...

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Reproductive Health Rights: Collateral damage in the face of Ebola?

The right to health does not mean the right to be healthy…but it does require… policies and action plans which will lead to available and...

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From clean birth kits to call centres: making sense of diverse efforts for a common purpose

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded implementation project staff with IDEAS team The first step in our evaluation is to make sense of the...

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How can you get your health innovation to benefit more women and babies in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India?

“Scale up is a craft not a science”  Quote from the IDEAS qualitative study of scale-up in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India Implementation...