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Tracking Progress

Frequent high-quality contacts between families and frontline workers are critical in ensuring that every woman and every child receive the interventions they need. Yet there are still too few contacts between families and health workers, and the quality of care being delivered is often sub-optimal.

Regular tracking of the progress of high quality health care provides an opportunity for reflection and course-correction in maternal and newborn health programmes.

IDEAS has worked with international partners to define a matrix of priority indicators for tracking, and worked in Gombe State in Nigeria to generate the data needed to make data-informed decisions there.

Published content

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...

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...

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Newborn resuscitation in Gombe State, northeastern Nigeria

This paper published by Josephine Exley, Nasir Umar, Sarah Moxon, Adamu Umar Usman and Tanya Marchant from the IDEAS project, the London School of...