QI is a part of several Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in low-income settings, including in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India. But little is yet known about how QI works through, for example, leadership, quality of teamwork, supportive supervision or organisational culture.
IDEAS uses novel qualitative and quantitative approaches in Ethiopia to understand how QI approaches can influence health worker behaviours to improve care and how they affect both the delivery of services and the utilisation of services by patients. To do this we interview health care providers participating in a quality improvement intervention.
In Lagos, Nigeria our research aims to understand the processes put in place for quality improvement in the public and private sector and in primary and secondary level facilities.
Past eventQuality of Community Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia
Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) is an Ethiopian national initiative launched in March 2013 as a means of bringing life-saving care to mothers and newborns at the community level within the Ethiopian health system. CBNC aims to improve newborn survival through the strengthening of Primary Health Care Units and the...
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.
NewsAccelerating progress in Maternal and Newborn Child Health
How do we scale-up high impact service packages that will accelerate progress in maternal and newborn child health towards the 2030 Sustainable...
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.
Blog PostOne house, two doors: Making sure survey numbers represent the people
What a compelling fact! We need facts like this. They help us to understand the health needs of a community and how we should be addressing them....
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.
Blog PostReproductive Health Rights: Collateral damage in the face of Ebola?
The right to health does not mean the right to be healthy…but it does require… policies and action plans which will lead to available and...
NewsHousehold, frontline worker and facility follow-up surveys begin in Ethiopia and Nigeria
The endline data, to be collected in April and May 2015, will be compared with baseline data collected in 2012, and any changes in healthcare...
Blog PostNortheast Nigeria myths and superstitions pose more barriers to health of women and babies than conflict
“The conflict is not much of a problem to my work. The persistence of local myths and superstitions around pregnancy and birth is more of a...