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Research brief
What strategies are cost-effective in improving health care for women and their newborns?

Research brief summarising key findings from the systematic review on the cost-effectiveness of maternal and newborn health strategies

General Economics
Journal article
Cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve the utilization and provision of maternal and newborn health care in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review

Cost-effective strategies are needed to increase the coverage of life-saving maternal and newborn interventions and behaviours in resource-constrained settings.

General Economics
Research brief
A content analysis of district level health data in Uttar Pradesh, India

A content analysis of the different types of public health data maintained by the Health Department, the Department of Women and Child Development, and the private for profit and not for profit health sectors and the links that exist between them in terms of data sharing.

Journal article
A strategy for reducing maternal and newborn deaths by 2015 and beyond

A Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) strategy for accelerating progress on MDGs 4 and 5, sustaining the gains beyond 2015, and further bringing down maternal and child mortality by two thirds by 2030.

General
Tool
Harmonised indicators across the continuum of care

A research tool to collect common data across projects, using harmonised indicators.

Report
Maternal and newborn health care. Baseline findings from Uttar Pradesh, India

Baseline study report on the interactions between families and frontline workers (their frequency, quality, and equity), and coverage of interventions for mothers and newborns in Uttar Pradesh State, India

Report
Maternal and newborn health care. Baseline findings from Gombe State, Nigeria

The baseline study, carried out in Gombe State, North-Eastern Nigeria, in 2012, gathered information about the frequency, quality and equity of interactions that women have with frontline workers during pregnancy, delivery and in the first 28 days after birth, to estimate the coverage of life-saving interventions that frontline workers are able to deliver to mothers and newborns.

Research brief
How to catalyse scale-up of maternal and newborn innovations in north-eastern Nigeria

A study of scale-up focussing on the north-eastern Nigerian states of Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba

Report
Engaging the public & private sectors in data sharing to improve maternal and newborn health in Uttar Pradesh, India

The private for-profit health sector in India delivers around 80% of outpatient treatment and 60% of hospitalisations, and includes more than three quarters of human resources for health. Limited information is shared with public health information systems.