Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health

Strengthening Hospital Management in South Sudan To Improve Service Delivery

Improving hospital management structures to improve the quality of health service delivery. In any health system, hospitals are increasingly complex and costly organisations. Effective and efficient management of hospitals pose huge challenges in both developed and developing countries. However, the positive impact of an effective Hospital Management Committee and Hospital Advisory Board on hospital operations […]

Ten essential ingredients for governance reform and health system transformation

A transformation has been taking place in Northern Nigeria. Perhaps few have noticed its creeping successes; fewer mothers’ lives lost and more children living to see their sixth birthday. After all, few people know when they are part of the statistic most likely to die and even less when they become part of a decreasing […]

Why health programming and policy must respond to the reality of women’s lives

Health policies and interventions need a cross-cutting gender equality and women’s empowerment component if they are to tackle the real issues that women face.Women for Health Foundation Year Programme Student Women for Health Foundation Year Programme Student Persistent social and gender inequalities lie behind the fact that women and girls in many developing countries are […]

A training approach for community health volunteers which meets the needs of adult learners

A training approach for community health volunteers increased skilled birth attendant rates in rural Zambia by 63 percent from baseline over a two-year period. The UK aid-funded Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MAMaZ) programme, implemented between 2010 – 2013, was set up to design and test innovative approaches to reduce demand-side barriers […]

Insights from a controlled trial on results based financing

There is a growing body of experience in a range of RBF-related programmes, but there remain key gaps in the evidence including how cost-effective programme approaches can be adapted to circumstances of fragility, poor governance and weak systems, where unmet need in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health is often greatest. With the launch of […]

The Impact of polio eradication activities on routine immunization in three northern Nigerian states

I’ve been working on immunization programs for the past 14 years, including seven years as Immunization Advisor to the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Initiative (PRRINN-MNCH), a DFID [Department for International Development]-Norwegian government funded project. As part of my Distance Learning Master’s program with the London School of […]