IDEAS believes it is important to develop a better understanding of the conditions and approaches that enable the sustainable scale-up of maternal and newborn health innovations.
In Nigeria, India and Ethiopia we have followed over 57 innovations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and are studying those taken to scale to assess their sustainability. This includes a Village Health Worker scheme and an Emergency Transport Scheme in Nigeria, a smart phone app for community health workers in India and an innovation to enable community health workers to administer antibiotics to sick newborns in Ethiopia. We are exploring the transition from donor-funded innovations to government or community led health programmes.
Research briefCatalysing scale-up of maternal and newborn health innovations: lessons from a case study in North-Eastern Nigeria
Research brief on lessons from a case study of scale-up in North-Eastern Nigeria
Blog PostLessons from large-scale programmes: the Sure Start experience in Uttar Pradesh
There was rich discussion on this important topic in 3ie’s Delhi Seminar on 8 Feb 2013, where Dr. Arnab Acharya, Professor and Vice-Dean,...
Past eventIDEAS to present at Beijing Health Systems Symposium
The abstract, entitled ‘Barriers to scale-up and diffusion: findings from a multi-country qualitative study’ will be presented as a poster by...
Blog PostSun, sea and scale-up in San Diego
I study the scale-up of innovations. My work is about understanding the best ways to ensure health innovations reach more people, including how to...