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 in 2015 there were too few contacts between families and health workers, and those that did happen included many missed opportunities for health workers to deliver life-saving interventions.
Regular tracking of the progress of effective coverage provides an opportunity for reflection and course-correction in maternal and newborn health programmes.
IDEAS works in Gombe State in Nigeria to generate primary data through six-monthly health facility surveys and annual household surveys.
Journal articleMaternal and newborn health improves in rural Nigeria, Ethiopia and India but inequities still exist
“Our findings have a both optimistic and pessimistic interpretation, in that families from all socioeconomic status groups benefited, but...
Journal articleCan 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 determine the quality of routine health facility-based data in DHIS2 for maternal and newborn health services in Gombe state, Nigeria. Antoinette Bhattacharya takes notes...
Blog PostA paradigm shift: from healthcare for the elite to healthcare for all
Since independence, India’s public health services have been guided by population norms: a sub centre for every 5000 population, a Primary...