Many health groups around the world have described the need to improve measurement for mothers and newborns. These include the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) and the Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescent’s Health 2016-2030.
IDEAS aims to improve the measurement of priority indicators for maternal and newborn health by testing the coverage estimates derived from multiple sources – including household interviews, service user exit interviews, last event interviews with health facility staff and review of facility records – against gold standard coverage estimates obtained by the observation of births.
IDEAS team members collaborate closely with ENAP and EPMM metrics working groups to ensure that the learning is relevant to global and country based stakeholders.
ReportChanges in maternal and newborn health care in Uttar Pradesh, India
Interactions between families and frontline workers – their frequency, quality, and equity – and coverage of interventions for mothers and newborns in Uttar Pradesh, India
ReportChanges in maternal and newborn health care in Gombe State, Nigeria
Interactions between families and frontline workers – their frequency, quality, and equity – and coverage of interventions for mothers and newborns in Gombe State, Nigeria.
ReportChanges in maternal and newborn health care in Ethiopia
The aim of this study was to estimate changes in maternal and newborn health care in areas of Ethiopia where implementation projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were operating.
Blog PostHow can we get life-saving interventions to women and babies? #HSR2016
Do innovations enhance interactions between families and front-line workers and increase life-saving intervention coverage? This is one of the...
Research briefSummary of IDEAS maternal and newborn household and facility surveys in Ethiopia for local health officials
Two page summary of IDEAS household and facility surveys in Ethiopia for local health officials
Journal articleMaternal, 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.
Blog PostMeasuring content of contacts reveals missed opportunities to deliver quality maternal and newborn health care
Findings have been published in Plos One and the data supporting this analysis are now freely available online. Quality of health care is a big...
Journal articleAdding 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.
Journal articleMeasurement 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.