Research

IDEAS uses measurement, learning and evaluation to find out what works, why and how in maternal and newborn health programmes.

Building on our work between 2010 – 2017 testing the theory of change for improving maternal and newborn health put forward by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the IDEAS team is carrying out research in six areas:

Latest from our research

Journal article
Can we use DHIS2 data to monitor maternal and newborn health? A case study from Gombe state, Nigeria

A paper authored by IDEAS team member Antoinette Bhattacharya and published as part of a series on High Quality Health Systems in PLOS ONE aims to...

Journal article
Why are C-section rates in private Indian health facilities unreasonably high? The providers’ view

Although the overall rate of caesarean deliveries in India remains low, rates are higher in private than in public facilities. In a household...

Journal article
Newborn resuscitation in Gombe State, northeastern Nigeria

This paper published by Josephine Exley, Nasir Umar, Sarah Moxon, Adamu Umar Usman and Tanya Marchant from the IDEAS project, the London School of...

Journal article
Ownership in Name, But not Necessarily in Action

Three different commentaries by Melisa Martinez-Alvarez; Osondu Ogbuoji and Gavin Yamey; as well as Elvira Beracochea on the IDEAS-led research on...

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IDEAS Brochure

IDEAS Phase 2 is led by Dr Tanya Marchant and includes a team of more than 20 multi-disciplinary academic and professional support staff based...

Journal article
Early postnatal home visits: a qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to achieving high coverage

A paper co-authored by Yared Amare, Pauline Scheelbeek and IDEAS team members Zelee Hill, Joanna Schellenberg, and Della Berhanu and published in...

Research brief
A qualitative study of the scalability and sustainability of the Village Health Worker scheme in Gombe State, Nigeria

Key findings show changes that were made to the VHW scheme to increase its sustainability in the 57 wards where it is being implemented to...

Journal article
Quality over quantity?

Do we need to pay more attention to the quality of health care visits over how many visits are taking place in low resource settings? Is it an...