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13th May 2015

Making it Happen Quarterly Report: October – December 2014

The Making it Happen programme aims to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by improving skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric and newborn care. This quarterly report assesses progress made from October to December 2014 across all 11 countries in which the programme is implemented, including all MamaYe countries.
5th Aug 2015

How ICTs can improve the quality of maternal and newborn care in low and middle income countries: A structured literature review

This Evidence for Action literature review is the first in the series. It reviews the literature on how ICT/mobile technology has been used in low and middle income countries for monitoring and improving the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare in general, as well as in the context of vital event registration and/or maternal death reviews.
3rd Aug 2015

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding programme to promote early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding in DR Congo: a cluster-randomised controlled trial

This study assesses the effect on breastfeeding outcomes in DR Congo following the short-cut implementation of a programme called the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The results indicate that training health workers in this programme significantly increased exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months of age.
1st Jun 2015

Making a Killing: How Tax Scams Are Robbing Poor Countries of Life-Saving Healthcare

This report, published by Save the Children, shines a light on the amount of government revenues lost by developing countries, due to multinational companies paying less tax than they should. It also demonstrates the amount of additional funding which could be available for health spending if these practices were stopped.

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