How to strengthen the CMAM programme in Northern Nigeria and reduce rates of programme defaulting Education and disability research Emergency obstetric referral and transport in low- and middle-income countries: the direction of travel
 
Mother and baby smiling, Nigeria

How to strengthen the CMAM programme in Northern Nigeria and reduce rates of programme defaulting

This report presents findings from the operations research (OR) study which was conducted to identify barriers to attendance of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Weeks programme (MNCHW), in two states of northern Nigeria  – Jigawa and Zamfara States. The work was a collaborative project between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Food [...]Read more >

Inclusive education classroom

Education and disability research

Nidhi Singal is an expert on education and disability research at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. In this video she talks about direction of education in disability research in the southern context. She states that many debates in this field are mostly determined by the northern hegemonic understanding of disability and education. Only a [...]Read more >

New mother with her child in a post-maternity ward, Timor-Leste

Emergency obstetric referral and transport in low- and middle-income countries: the direction of travel

In low- and middle-income countries, adequate plans to seek care in case of an emergency are important especially if women live far away from where lifesaving care is available. Decisions to seek care can be deferred or hindered. Even if decisions are rapidly made to seek care, transport may be unavailable or slow. Mechanisms to [...]Read more >

Forming Alliances in Education, Disability, and Development (BAICE Thematic Forum)

28 July 2015

Girl with disability writing on board

On July 16, 2015, I was lucky enough to find myself in the midst of an enthusiastic group of approximately 40 academics, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) representatives, and activists who had gathered at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge for the fourth and final (for now!) BAICE Forum on Education, Disability, and Development, [...]

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Categories: Access and Participation, Child Rights, Education, Equity, Quality of learning outcomes0 Comments

Increasing the provision of essential health care services through support of health workers in Sierra Leone

23 July 2015

Maternity hospital, Sierra Leone

DFID committed 12 million GBP to uplift frontline health workers’ salaries in Sierra Leone from 2010 to 2015 to support the implementation of the Free Healthcare Initiative (FHCI), launched in April 2010, which made health services free for pregnant women, children under five years of age and nursing mothers. Increasing the availability of frontline health [...]

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Categories: Assignment Reports, Health, HIV and AIDS, Human resources for health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Project completion reports, Publications0 Comments

Gender Equity Analysis: A necessary prerequisite for addressing gender-related outcomes

23 July 2015

Female doctor at mobile health clinic, Pakistan

In this blog post Ireen Namakhoma discusses the importance of gender equity analysis within health research. In March 2015, the Global Health Action produced a special issue on Gender and Health. One of the articles which I co-authored together with colleagues from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Eleanor MacPherson, Sally Theobald and Esther Richards, highlights [...]

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Categories: Health, HIV and AIDS, Human resources for health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health0 Comments

Online ethics training: experiences of a health systems researcher

23 July 2015

Pharmacist, Pakistan

In this blog post Maureen Njue discusses the purpose, use, and range of different online research ethics training courses. “For protocols to be reviewed, all the listed Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs need a certificate as proof of having done an online ethics course.” “All applications must be accompanied by a certificate of completion from [...]

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Improving the performance of community health workers: What can be learned from the literature?

23 July 2015

Maternal and child health in India

Many countries are now attempting to roll out and scale up Community Health Worker (CHW) programmes. CHWs provide a wide range of health services. They are community-based workers who are trained, but have no formal professional or paraprofessional certificate. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to find out how intervention design can influence [...]

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Implications of the community health policy change in Kenya in light of world health worker week #WHWWeek

22 July 2015

Baby being weighed in outdoor clinic, Kenya

Kenya’s community health strategy (2006) expounds the country’s plan to expand access to community health care for the whole population, through two close-to-community providers:  community health workers (CHWs) (community selected community members who carry out a range of activities at household level) and community health extension workers (CHEWs) (government selected workers who supervise CHWs among [...]

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Categories: Health, Health Systems0 Comments

The Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Working Group

22 July 2015

A family planning centre at the Rabia Balkhi hospital, Kabul

Tim Martineau is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and leads a growing team working on health workforce issues. In this video, he talks about the Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Working Group, a subgroup of Health Systems Global which is a society for [...]

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Categories: Education and Health, Health, Health Systems, HEART Talks, Human resources for health, International Policy and Aid Financing0 Comments

Successful Capacity Strengthening: Three Case Studies by the Capacity Resource Unit (CRU)

22 July 2015

Mother and child in clinic getting treatment for malnutrition, Kenya

In this video, members of the Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talk about improving the effectiveness of capacity strengthening programmes and present three case studies of such programmes. Speakers include: Imelda Bates (Head of Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), Stefanie Gregorius, (Research Assistant, Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of [...]

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Categories: Education and Health, Health, HEART Talks, Human resources for health0 Comments

Introducing the Capacity Research Unit (CRU): Strengthening Health Research Capacity around the World

22 July 2015

Training volunteer health workers, Ethiopia

Professor Imelda Bates is the Head of the Capacity Research Unit (CRU), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the focus for an emerging international network with expertise in the evaluation of research capacity development. In this video, Professor Bates talks about the CRU’s work in health research capacity development in low and middle income countries (LMICs), [...]

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Categories: Education and Health, Health, Health Systems, HEART Talks, Human resources for health0 Comments

Lessons Learned from the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project: A Government Perspective

22 July 2015

Preparing mixture for malnourished children in Abu Shouk camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), North Darfur, Sudan

Dr Chris Osa is the Head of the Nutrition Division at the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria. In this video, he discusses the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) project from the perspective of the Nigerian Government. According to Dr Osa, WINNN has had a significant impact on nutrition in Northern Nigeria [...]

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Categories: Childhood nutrition, HEART Talks, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition0 Comments

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