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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...

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Northeast Nigeria myths and superstitions pose more barriers to health of women and babies than conflict

“The conflict is not much of a problem to my work. The persistence of local myths and superstitions around pregnancy and birth is more of a...

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New hope for newborns

This number of newborn deaths is due to three main causes: preterm birth complications (1.0 million), childbirth-related conditions (0.7...