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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is a technical brief on the theme of health service delivery, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on reducing the gap between uptake of antenatal care and skilled attendance at birth. The key messages are: Targeted strategies are helping to improve the gap between... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the second 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 addressing human resources for health services in northern Nigeria. The key messages are: New initiatives are helping to combat the... 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 tested a series of demand-side interventions that would increase access to maternal and newborn health services. These were developed with future scale-up in mind. To facilitate scale-up in the districts, the programme placed significant emphasis on... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the first 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 the Nahuche health and demographic surveillance system.  The key messages are: Accurate health data is crucial for making the right decisions on... 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 developed an innovative approach for training community health volunteers who were responsible for mobilising communities in support of a maternal and newborn health agenda. The approach was learner-centred and the teaching methodologies were problem-based and participatory. The... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the fourth of five technical briefs on the theme of community engagement, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on working with volunteers to improve maternal, newborn and child health. The key messages are: Volunteering is a valuable asset, putting local knowledge, skills, dynamism,... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

This is the fifth of five technical briefs on the theme of community engagement, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on young women’s support groups, and how they can empower young women and improve maternal health. The key messages are: Targeted strategies are required to improve... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2012

SuNMaP works with the Nigeria National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) to harmonise donor efforts around agreed national strategies and plans for malaria control. This paper, one of a series, aims to capture and collate some of the knowledge, and, where possible, the evidence around the focus and effectiveness of the SuNMaP programme. Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2012

The Northern Uganda Health Project (NU Health) was established in 2011 with funding from UK aid under the Post-Conflict Development Programme for Northern Uganda. The project was set up to test and generate evidence on the extent to which results-based financing (RBF) is an efficient and effective financing mechanism for... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2011

This programme brief provides an overview of the work of the Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) which is working in six states of Nigeria to increase the quality, coverage and uptake of malaria control services. Nigeria carries one quarter of Africa’s malaria burden. The disease is a major cause... Read more