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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the first in a series of five technical briefs on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lesson learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on addressing human resources for health services in Northern Nigeria. The key messages are: Northern Nigeria faces critical shortages of... 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
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the second of three technical briefs on the theme of evidence for action, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on baseline to endline changes in maternal health outcomes. The key messages are: PRRINN-MNCH intervention in Northern Nigeria led to significant improvements in practically... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the third in a series of five technical briefs on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on bringing primary health care under one roof. The key messages are: The Nigerian heath service is characterised by poor budgeting,... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the third of three technical briefs on the theme of evidence for action, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on changes in key maternal, newborn and child health outcomes. The key messages are: PRRINN-MNCH intervention in Northern Nigeria led to significant improvements in... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the third of five technical briefs on the theme of community engagement, that draw on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on community emergency transport schemes for prevention of maternal mortality. The key messages are: Community-based emergency transport schemes (ETS) fill a crucial gap in the... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the first of five technical briefs on the theme of community engagement, that draw on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on community interventions to improve access to maternal, newborn and child health services. The key messages are: Improving access to MNCH services in rural... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This technical brief looks at the implementation context, design and early results of the UK aid funded Northern Uganda Health Programme (NU Health). The programme was set up to generate and test evidence on the extent to which results-based financing (RBF) is an efficient and effective financing mechanism compared with... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This technical brief focuses on the work done by the Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MAMaZ) programme to develop appropriate interventions to address demand-side barriers to timely uptake of maternal and newborn health services. MAMaZ tested two community engagement models, a comprehensive approach and a light approach. These... Read more