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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

High gender-based violence (GBV) rates in Zambia calls for innovative and culturally appropriate approaches that resonate with, and appeal to, affected communities. The MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia programme (MORE MAMaZ) integrated a focus on GBV into a community-based maternal health intervention. The programme trained Safe... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

This policy brief highlights how the programme’s approach to community monitoring systems (CMS) was cost-effective, self-sustaining and empowered communities. The CMS data gathered by volunteers closely correlated with data generated by the programme’s endline survey, showing that community-based data collection systems can be highly accurate and provide additional data to... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

The Comic Relief-funded More Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia programme (MORE MAMaZ) is empowering women and girls via seven ‘gender-smart’ strategies: Participatory community engagement approach to mobilise communities Addressing social norms that disempowered women and girls Placing a strong focus on male involvement Adopting a whole community approach Training... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

The Comic Relief-funded MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MORE MAMaZ) programme was established in 2014 to support the government’s efforts to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) access and outcomes. The programme empowered rural communities to tackle all barriers of access, including physical access barriers. The... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

A global commitment to reaching every woman, every child and every adolescent aims to end preventable deaths within a generation. In order to achieve this challenging agenda, innovative, evidence-based and scalable approaches that provide a means to identify and reach individuals who are left behind are needed. Channelling health resources... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

MORE MAMaZ adopted a number of strategies to support scaling up Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAG) initiative, including: Technical capacity building Encouraging use of data and evidence Supporting institutionalisation through systems strengthening support at district level Influencing policy, strategy and training resources at national level Funded with UK aid from the UK... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

The UK aid funded Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MAMaZ) programme identified that social exclusion and gender-based violence were important factors in helping to explain poor maternal and newborn health outcomes in rural Zambia. In response, the programme adopted a mainstreaming strategy to ensure that both factors... Read more