Research

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

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

Latest from our research

Report
Final evaluation of the Community Based Newborn Care programme in Ethiopia

The overall evaluation plan included baseline, quality of care and follow up surveys, as well as two qualitative studies. It was conducted in...

Journal article
Stronger diagnostic abilities for common childhood illnesses needed in Ethiopia

This paper published by Theodros Getachew et al in Acta Paediatrica reveals findings from a study which included a survey and observations of the...

Journal article
Redesigning maternal health services – context matters

The plea for the childbirth service redesign is underpinned by the assumption that the centralisation of childbirth services to hospitals will...

Research brief
Recommendations from the Village Health Worker Scheme Sustainability Study

Much work has been done to ensure the sustainability of the scheme, yet there are still some areas of uncertainty, which it would be beneficial to...

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...