May
04

Issue Brief On Gender Integration

The issue brief on gender integration was prepared as part of the summative evaluation of the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative to improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes by strengthening health systems, using primary health care as an entry point. IMCHA was launched in March 2014 by the International...
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May
04

Innovating For Maternal And Child Health In Africa (Imcha) Summative Evaluation

The Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative is jointly funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). It was launched in March 2014 with a funding volume of C$ 36 million over seven years and supports 28 research grants ...
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May
04

Issue Brief On Knowledge Translation And Policy Influence

The issue brief on knowledge translation (KT) was prepared as part of the summative evaluation of the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative to improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes by strengthening health systems, using primary health care as an entry point. IMCHA was launched in March 2014 by the Inter...
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May
04

“It brought hope and peace in my heart:” Caregivers perceptions on kangaroo mother care services in Malawi

Background Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is an effective intervention for preterm and low birth weight infants. Effective implementation of KMC relies on a multidisciplinary team centering on the newborn's caregiver, who delivers care with support from health care workers. This study explored the experiences of caregivers on the implementation of KMC....
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May
04

Leaving no one behind: using action research to promote male involvement in maternal and child health in Iringa region, Tanzania

Introduction Male involvement has been reported to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. However, most studies in low-income and middle-income countries have reported low participation of men in MCH-related programmes. While there is a growing interest in the involvement of men in MCH, little is known on how male involvement can be effe...
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May
04

Strengthening maternal and child health in conflict-affected South Sudan

  IDRC-supported research has been underway in South Sudan and northern Uganda since 2015 to improve maternal and child health. In these post-conflict settings, researchers are strengthening local health systems, reducing barriers to access, empowering women, and mobilizing communities to take action on their health needs. When the project beg...
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May
04

How to Strengthen Health Systems Research for MNCH

Health Systems frameworks in their political context: framing divergent agendas. BMC Public Health. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/774 Converging Health Systems Frameworks: Towards a concepts-to-actions road map for health systems strengthening in low and middle income countries. Global Health Governance Volume III No. 2 (Spring 2010) ht...
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May
04

Contextualizing Implementation Research

Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/91758/1/9789241506212_eng.pdf Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;347:f6753. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/8/731.short Health Sector Reform and the interpretation of policy context. http://www.sc...
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May
04

Let’s Talk Gender and Equity – Strengthening Research Methodology to Meet the Challenge

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2011) Promoting Gender Equality through UNICEF-Supported Programming in Young Child Survival and Development. Operational Guidance. UNICEF. New York, New York. http://www.unicef.org/gender/files/Survival_Layout_Web.pdf Symington, A. (2004). "Intersectionality: a tool for gender and economic justice." Associa...
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May
04

Good Practice in Knowledge Translation as a Tool for Applied Research

Focus. (2005). What is Knowledge Translation. National Centre for the Dissemination of Disability Research. Technical Brief #10. http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus10/ Grimshaw, J.M., Eccles, M.P., Lavis, J.N., Hill, S.J. and J.E. Squires (2012). Knowledge translation of research findings. Implementation Science, 7(50): 1-17. http://www.im...
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May
04

Innovations in MNCH Research

Say, L., et al. (2014). "Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis." The Lancet Global Health 2(6): e323-e333. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214109X1470227X World Health, O. (2014). "Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2013. Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Div...
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May
04

Setting Standards for Evaluation and Monitoring in IMCHA

Neufeld, V., Cole, D.C., Boyd, A., Njelesani, D., Bates, I., and S.R. Hanney (2014). Perspectives on Evaluating Global Health Research for Development: A Background Paper. Taking stock of current practice and ways to improve it. http://www.ccghr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EGHR4D-final-paper.pdf
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May
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Ethical Considerations in Knowledge Translation and Implementation Research

Dawson, A. and Y. Paul (2006). "Mass public health programmes and the obligations of sponsoring and participating organisations." Journal of medical ethics 32(10): 580-583. http://jme.bmj.com/content/32/10/580.short Nixon, S. and L. Forman (2008). "Exploring synergies between human rights and public health ethics: A whole greater than the sum of it...
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May
04

Communications in IMCHA Program

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May
04

Perceptions and experiences related to health and health inequality among rural communities in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a rapid qualitative assessment

Background The Safe Motherhood Research Project studies the implementation and scale-up of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) initiatives in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. This qualitative rapid assessment study was undertaken to explore community perceptions and experiences related to health, health inequality and other MNCH themes.  Read more ...
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Mar
01

Research Digest, March 2021 – May 2021

The IMCHA research team entitled "Responding to the challenge of adolescent Perinatal Depression" in Nigeria conducted a randomized hybrid trial of psychosocial intervention in primary maternal care. The study explored the effectiveness as well as the utility in routine practice of an intervention package specifically designed for adolescent girls with perinatal depression.The findings suggest that improving parenting skills should be a component of effective interventions for perinatal depression among adolescent mothers

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Feb
04

Engaging communities to achieve equity in maternal and child health

In recent decades, equity has continued to gain importance in public health policy and practice. Equity is a core principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its rallying cry is to leave no one behind.

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Feb
02

Does the gap between health workers’ expectations and the realities of implementing a performance-based financing project in Mali create frustration?

Performance-Based Financing (PBF), an innovative health financing initiative, was recently implemented in Mali. PBF aims to improve quality of care by motivating health workers. The purpose of this research was to identify and understand how health workers' expectations related to their experiences of the first cycle of payment of PBF subsidies, an...
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Feb
01

High Impact Interventions on QoC at Health Facilities for MNCH - Literature Review Report - Final Report

The sub-Saharan African (SSA) region has over two thirds of the global burden of maternal deaths and records high infant mortality rates. The region recorded an average of 534 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2017 (WorldBank 2017). Further, one in 13 children died before their fifth birthday in 2019, a statistic that is 15 times higher than that of children born in high-income countries (UNICEF 2020). 

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Dec
04

The emergence of the national medical assistance scheme for the poorest in Mali

Universal health coverage is high up the international agenda. The majority of the West Africa's countries are seeking to define the content of their compulsory, contribution-based medical insurance system. However, very few countries apart from Mali have decided to develop a national policy for poorest population that is not based on contributions...
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