Research brief

The Pathway to Improved Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes in Gombe State, Nigeria

by Krystyna Makowiecka

published 12 November 2016

This leaflet describes the process of mapping innovations of projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which contribute to Gombe State maternal and newborn health provision. The process was discussed and agreed at a meeting in Abuja in January 2016 and this leaflet represents their work at that time.

Participants at the meeting were from the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grantees operating in the State: the Society for Family Health, Pact’s SAQIP project, Champions for Change, MamaYe and IDEAS.

The Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), implementation grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IDEAS from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are working together to enhance understanding, evidence-informed planning and decision-making based on eff ective use of data relating to maternal and newborn health (MNH) care.

The first step in this process has been to describe what is happening in the field. We did this by developing a pathway to maternal and newborn health.

Data used in this example are from February 2016

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Makowiecka, Krystyna; (2016) The Pathway to Improved Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes: Use of data for maternal and newborn health in Gombe State, Nigeria. Project Report. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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