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Linkages between public and non-government sectors in healthcare: a case study from Uttar Pradesh, India

A study of the links between the public health system and two NGOs in Uttar Pradesh, showing frequent interaction and some reciprocity in information and resource flows, but weak participation in policy and planning.

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Maternal, newborn, and child health and the Sustainable Development Goals-a call for sustained and improved measurement [Comment]

This paper was written by measurement experts, and discusses how to improve meausrement for women, adolescents, children and newborns in the face of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

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Taking knowledge users’ knowledge needs into account in health: an evidence synthesis framework

Knowledge translation ideally creates user-friendly outputs, tailored to meet information needs in a particular context for a particular audience. A Framework should facilitate a more systematic assessment of the balance of essential characteristics required to select the best output for the purpose.

Report
Implementation pathway report: Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit, India, June 2015

The Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit was established to provide the Government of Uttar Pradesh with technical assistance in order to improve reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health coverage and outcomes.

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Adding Content to Contacts: Measurement of High Quality Contacts for Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia, North East Nigeria, and Uttar Pradesh, India

Families in high mortality settings need regular contact with high quality health services. This paper presents a method for estimating the population level coverage of high quality contacts.

Report
Dissemination activity and impact of maternal and newborn health projects in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria

Report on the dissemination activity and impact of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation implementation projects.

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Measurement of delayed bathing and early initiation of breastfeeding: a cross-sectional survey exploring experiences of data collectors in Ethiopia

This paper recommends that the inclusion of standard probes or follow-on questions to the existing survey tools assessing delayed bathing and early initiation of breastfeeding. Data collectors also require further guidance in using appropriate probes to gather accurate maternal responses.