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ECSA Maternal Health Infographic

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Delayed provision of services in hospitals is a barrier to quality maternity care

By Professor Ellen Chirwa

In 2017 a team from Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Alberta, and AMREF Health Africa implemented research to assess the quality of maternity care services that mothers received at Nkhotakota District Hospital, Ntchisi District Hospital, and Matawale Health Centre in Malawi. We collected information by observing and interviewing health care personnel.


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

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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. 

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Communications in IMCHA Program

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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.shortNixon, S. and L. Forman (2008). "Exploring synergies between human rights and public health ethics: A whole greater than the sum of its parts." BMC International Health and Human Rights 8(1): 2. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2F1472-698X-8-2Dawson, A. J. (2015). "Ebola: what it tells us about medical ethics." Journal of medical ethics 41(1): 107-110.  http://jme.bmj.com/content/41/1/107.full?sid=d38806d7-a7b9-407e-b46a-c659a74559e4
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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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Aug
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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/S2214109X1470227XWorld Health, O. (2014). "Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2013. Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division." World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.  http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/monitoring/maternal-mortality-2013/en/McCoy, D., et al. (2010). "Maternal, neonatal and child health interventions and services: moving from knowledge of what works to systems that deliver." International Health 2(2): 87-98. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876341310000240The World Bank. (2014). The evolution of programs designed to increase utilization of skilled birth attendance in Nigeria. Science of Delivery Case Study. Washington Dc
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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.implementationscience.com/content/7/1/50Siron, S. (2013). La recherché sur le transfert des connaissances en sante publique dans la pays a faible revenue: une synthese exploratoire. Faculte des arts des sciences, Department de psychologie. Universite de Montreal.
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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.pdfSymington, A. (2004). "Intersectionality: a tool for gender and economic justice." Association for Women’s Rights in Development http://www.awid.org/Library/Intersectionality-A-Tool-for-Gender-and-Economic-JusticeHealth Finance & Governance Project. December 2012. Gender Framework. Bethesda, MD Health Finance & Governance Project, Abt Associates Inc.Giritli Nygren, K. and A. Olofsson (2014). "Intersectional Approaches in Health‐Risk Research: A Critical Review." Sociology Compass 8(9): 1112-1126.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12176/abstractHankivsky, O., et al. (2009). Intersectionality: Moving women's health research and policy forward, Women's Health Research Network Vancouver, Canada. http://bccewh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2009_IntersectionaliyMovingwomenshealthresearchand policyforward.pdfSen, G. (2009). "Health inequalities: Gendered puzzles and conundrums. The 10th Annual Sol Levine Lecture on Society and Health, October 6, 2008." Social science & medicine 69(7): 1006-1009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19699569Tolhurst, R., et al. (2012). "Intersectionality and gender mainstreaming in international health: Using a feminist participatory action research process to analyse voices and debates from the global south and north." Social science & medicine 74(11): 1825-1832. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21982633
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Contextualizing Implementation Research

Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide.http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/91758/1/9789241506212_eng.pdfImplementation 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.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851099000032 Introducing Vouchers for Malaria prevention in Ghana and Tanzania: context and adoption of innovation in health systems. Health Policy and Planning. 27 Suppl4 http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/suppl_4/iv32.longVoices from inside: managing district health services in Nepal. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 9 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpm.4740090405/abstract Health Policy and Systems Research. A Methodology Reader. Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. World Health Organization http://www.who.int/alliance-Gilson, L. (Editor) (2012) Health Policy and Systems Research. A Methodology Reader. Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. World Health Organization http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/alliancehpsr_abridgedversionreaderonline.pdf?ua=1Edwards, N. and P. M. Barker (2014). “The Importance of Context in Implementation Research.” Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 67, (2 suppl), 157-162. http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/journal_articles/inspire_10.pdfEdwards, N. and E. Di Ruggiero (2011). "Exploring which context matters in the study of health inequities and their mitigation." Scandinavian journal of public health 39(6 suppl): 43-49. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21382847Kok, M. C., et al. (2015). "How does context influence performance of community health workers in low-and middle-income countries? Evidence from the literature." Health Research Policy and Systems 13(1): 13. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12961-015-0001-3.pdf
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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/1471-2458/12/774Converging 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) http://www.ghgj.org/Shakarishvili_Converging%20Health%20Systems%20Frameworks.pdfGlobal health research case studies: lessons from partnerships addressing health inequities. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 11(Suppl 2): S2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3247833/
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