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29th Sep 2016

Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: A pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana

This is the fourth paper in Evidence for Action-MamaYe’s series on accountability in maternal and neonatal health programmes. The paper presents the results of a pilot multi-stakeholder social accountability intervention using scorecards, to improve the provision of quality maternal and newborn care in Ghana. The paper describes the scorecard results and discusses lessons learnt.


22nd May 2017

Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health: Report of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents

This report, published by the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents, is set to promote leadership to ensure all humans have the “right to health and through health”.
1st Sep 2015

CARMMA and African Health Stats – Accountability Made in Africa

In this case study, we describe the involvement of our international team in the re-activation of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa from country to regional level by creating a full campaign website hosted by the African Union (AU), as well as the development of a second-AU hosted and managed website called African Health Stats, launched in November 2014.
1st Sep 2015

An inclusive accountability forum uses evidence to influence progress in Jigawa, Nigeria

In this case study, we describe how our country team in Nigeria facilitated the creation of a state-level evidence-based accountability mechanism in Jigawa state, the Jigawa state Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Accountability Forum, to improve the use of evidence for decision-making in maternal, newborn and child health, as well as inclusive access to that evidence.
27th Dec 2016

The antepartum stillbirth syndrome: risk factors and pregnancy conditions identified from the INTERGROWTH-21st Project

In this paper, the authors present their findings on the Newborn Cross-Sectional Study as part of the Intergrowth-21st Project. The study aimed to explore the risk factors related to antepartum stillbirth by examining foetal-growth and pregnancy outcomes of women who received ultrasounds and good antenatal care during pregnancy in eight urban settings worldwide.
1st Sep 2016

2016: Old Challenges, New Hopes: Accountability for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

The Independent Accountability Panel issued the first annual report for the period of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). The panel provides insight on the progress towards the Global Strategy based on their review and feedback of monitoring results from others.
1st Mar 2017

Factors influencing utilisation of maternal health services by adolescent mothers in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Adolescent mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 and their babies experience greater risks to their health in comparison with women aged 20 to 24 years old. In this paper, the authors explore the factors that affect adolescents’ use of maternal health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).