IDEAS Summer Seminar Series

published 4 June 2018

What works, why and how to improve maternal and newborn health in Uttar Pradesh, India, Ethiopia and Nigeria? A question a team of about 20 researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine set out to answer in 2010 after having been approached by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support measurement, learning and evaluation of their maternal and child health strategy.

More than seven years later, the team is building on the wealth of data, results, partnerships and learning created.  During the seminar series  Professor Joanna Schellenberg and the IDEAS team will present methods and results of IDEAS Phase 1 looking at the following six areas of research:

  • Understanding the mechanisms through which community health workers change behaviour
    Dr Zelee Hill 26/7/2018.
  • Do innovations enhance interactions between families and front-line health workers in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India? This seminar will be chaired by Professor Anne Mills Deputy Director & Provost
    Dr Tanya Marchant 9/08/2018
  • Characterising complexity in maternal and newborn health innovations in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India
    Ms Krystyna Makowiecka 30/08/2018
  • Improving local health decision-making through the Data Informed Platform for Health
    Dr Bilal Avan 27/09/2018
  • How and why does scale-up happen?
    Dr Neil Spicer 4/10/2018
  • Evaluation of Community-Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia. This seminar will be chaired by Professor Betty Kirkwood 
    Dr Della Berhanu & Dr Bilal Avan 15/10/2018

Location: LG81, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E7HT. The seminars will be live-streamed, as well as recorded. In case you miss any of the seminars you can access the recordings at any time here .

Lunch will be provided and no registration is required. For more information contact the IDEAS Communications Officer Noreen Seyerl