IDEAS Summer Seminar Series: What works, why and how to improve maternal and newborn health in Uttar Pradesh, India, Ethiopia and Nigeria?
What works, why and how to improve maternal and newborn health in Uttar Pradesh, India, Ethiopia and Nigeria? In 2010 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation approached the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to support the review of their maternal and child health strategy. More than seven years later, the IDEAS team is building on the wealth of data, results, partnerships and learning created in the current second phase of IDEAS. A series of six seminars held in the summer of 2018 presented methods and results of IDEAS Phase 1 looking at the following six areas of research:
- Understanding the mechanisms through which community health workers change behaviour. This seminar was chaired by Professor Joanna Schellenberg and presented by Dr Zelee Hill.
- Do innovations enhance interactions between families and front-line health workers in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India? This seminar was chaired by Professor Anne Mills Deputy Director & Provost and presented by Dr Tanya Marchant.
- Characterising complexity in maternal and newborn health innovations in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India. This seminar was chaired by Professor Simon Cousens and presented by Ms Krystyna Makowiecka.
- Improving local health decision-making through the Data Informed Platform for Health. This seminar was chaired by Professor Kara Hanson. and presented by Dr Bilal Avan.
- How and why does scale-up happen? This seminar was chaired by Joanna Busza and presented by Dr Neil Spicer.
- Evaluation of Community-Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia. This seminar was chaired by Professor Joy Lawn and presented by
Dr Della Berhanu & Dr Bilal Avan.