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Barbara is an epidemiologist with training in epidemiology during both her MSc and PhD. She works on impact evaluation of complex interventions to improve health service delivery, with a focus on maternal and newborn health.

Within the IDEAS project Barbara’s work focuses on Nigeria and covers four main streams: methodological work to improve measurement for maternal and newborn health; tracking progress in coverage to help stakeholders identify and focus on key objectives; supporting the use of evidence for decision making at multiple levels; and, evaluating the impact on maternal and newborn health of a complex set of interventions that include quality improvement in health facilities and Village Health Workers.

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