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Submissions from 2015

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The availability and quality of family planning services across eight districts in Pakistan: The potential and the constraints, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, Khan Muhammad, Rehan M. Niazi, and Tahira Parveen

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Balochistan: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Punjab: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Sindh: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Union Health and Family Welfare Centers in Chittagong and Munshiganj: Are they ready to provide 24-hour normal delivery services?, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Forhana Rahman Noor, Shongkour Roy, and Afsana Fatema Noor

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings: Review of postpartum and postnatal care programs in Nigeria, Godwin Unumeri and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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A cross sectional comparison of postnatal care quality in facilities participating in a maternal health voucher program versus non-voucher facilities in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, and Marleen Temmerman

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Landscape analysis on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Charlotte E. Warren, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Rahat Ara Nur, Kanij Sultana, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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Landscape analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Nigeria, Charlotte E. Warren, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Ayodeji Oginni, Gloria Adoyi, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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Can reproductive health voucher programs improve quality of postnatal care? A quasi-experimental evaluation of Kenya’s Safe Motherhood voucher scheme, Claire Watt, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Lucy Kanya, and Benjamin Bellows

Submissions from 2014

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Barriers to obstetric fistula treatment in low-income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Rachel Bach, Zoe Baker, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Mexico, Karla Berdichevsky, Claudia Diaz, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

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Excess risk of maternal mortality in adolescent mothers, Ann K. Blanc

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Postpartum family planning in Burkina Faso, Marina Daniele

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Defining disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: A research, policy and rights agenda, Lynn P. Freedman, Kate Ramsey, Timothy Abuya, Benjamin Bellows, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Stephanie Kujawski, Wema Moyo, Margaret E. Kruk, and Godfrey Mbaruku

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PMTCT cascade analysis in Côte d'Ivoire: Results from a national representative sample, Stephen S. Gloyd, Julia Robinson, Serge A. Dali, S. Adam Granato, Rebecca Bartlein, Seydou Kouyate, David Aka, Doroux A. Billy, Irma Ahoba, and Ahoua Kone

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Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: A comprehensive review, Corinne G. Grainger, Anna C. Gorter, Jerry Okal, and Benjamin Bellows

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Maternal health commodity landscaping exercise: A snapshot of the Bangladesh program, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Saumya RamaRao, Ismat Ara Hena, and Ubaidur Rob

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Safe motherhood voucher programme coverage of health facility deliveries among poor women in South-western Uganda, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Distance, transportation cost, and mode of transport in the utilization of facility-based maternity services: Evidence from rural Bangladesh, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ashish Bajracharya, and Benjamin Bellows

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Maternal and newborn health behaviors in rural Uttar Pradesh: Findings from learning phase baseline survey 2013, M.E. Khan, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Avishek Hazra, Anvita Dixit, Isha Bhatnagar, Jaleel Ahmad, and D.N. Ahmad

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Postpartum contraception utilization among low-income women seeking immunization for infants in Mumbai, India, Sheila Mody, Saritha Nair, Anindita Dasgupta, Anita Raj, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti, Dattaram D. Naik, and Jay G. Silverman

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for community-based workshops—Community facilitator's guide, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Participant's guide, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Alice Maranga, Christine Ochieng, Mary Wanjala, Beatrice Chelang'at, Anne Njeru, Annie Gituto, George Odhiambo, Faith Mbehero, Lucia Maina, and Jeremiah Maina

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Assessing the population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Balochistan: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Punjab: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Achieving MDGs 4 and 5 in Sindh: The role of family planning, Population Council

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Confronting disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya: The Heshima Project, Population Council

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Operationalizing a proposed national protocol for the prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia using a loading dose of magnesium sulphate at community health facilities in Bangladesh, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for community-based workshops, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at birth: Orientation for facility-based workshops, Population Council

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Performance-based incentive for improving quality of maternal health services in Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob and Mohammad Masudul Alam

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Prioritizing family planning for achieving provincial maternal child health and development goals, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Asif Wazir, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Unintended pregnancy and abortion in India: Country profile report, Mary Philip Sebastian, M.E. Khan, and Daliya Sebastian

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La planification familiale postpartum au Burkina Faso - résumé en français, STEP UP Research Programme Consortium

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher program for improving maternal health behavior and status in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Syed Abu Jafar Md. Musa, Ashish Bajracharya, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Forhana Rahman Noor, Eshita Jahan, Md. Irfan Hossain, Jyotirmoy Saha, and Benjamin Bellows

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Childhood vaccination in rural southwestern Ethiopia: The nexus with demographic factors and women's autonomy, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Effects of maternal pregnancy intention, depressive symptoms and social support on risk of low birth weight: A prospective study from southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Validating indicators of the quality of maternal health care: Final report, Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, James Kelly Kimani, Jackline Kivunaga, Brian Mdawida, Charity Ndwiga, Katharine McCarthy, and Ann K. Blanc

Submissions from 2013

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Reproductive health voucher program and facility based delivery in informal settlements in Nairobi: A longitudinal analysis, Djesika D. Amendah, Martin Kavao Mutua, Catherine Kyobutungi, Evans Buliva, and Benjamin Bellows

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Evaluation of a voucher programme in reducing inequities in maternal health utilization in Cambodia: A quasi-experimental study, Ashish Bajracharya, Benjamin Bellows, and Antonia Dingle

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A taxonomy and results from a comprehensive review of 28 maternal health voucher programmes, Benjamin Bellows, Claudia M. Conlon, Elizabeth S. Higgs, John Townsend, Matta G. Nahed, Karen Cavanaugh, Corinne G. Grainger, Jerry Okal, and Anna C. Gorter

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Increase in facility-based deliveries associated with a maternal health voucher programme in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Benjamin Bellows, Catherine Kyobutungi, Martin Kavao Mutua, Charlotte E. Warren, and Alex C. Ezeh

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The impact of vouchers on the use and quality of health care in developing countries: A systematic review, Carinne D. Brody, Nicole M. Bellows, Martha Campbell, and Malcolm Potts

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Performance-based incentives to improve health status of mothers and newborns: What does the evidence show?, Rena Eichler, Kokila Agarwal, Ian Askew, Emma Iriarte, Lindsay Morgan, and Julia Watson

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Attrition from care after the critical phase of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: Insights from an intervention with magnesium sulphate in a primary care setting in northern Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Jamilu Tukur, and Ayodeji Oginni

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The importance of public sector health facility-level data for monitoring changes in maternal mortality risks among communities: The case of Pakistan, Anrudh K. Jain, Zeba Sathar, Momina Salim, and Zakir Hussain Shah

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Distance travelled and cost of transport for use of facility-based maternity services in rural Bangladesh: A cross-sectional survey, Kaji Tamanna Keya, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, and Benjamin Bellows

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Financial incentives and maternal health: Where do we go from here?, Lindsay Morgan, Mary Ellen Stanton, Elizabeth S. Higgs, Robert L. Balster, Benjamin Bellows, Neal Brandes, Alison B. Comfort, Rena Eichler, Amanda Glassman, Laurel Hatt, Claudia M. Conlon, and Marge Koblinsky

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Effect of a maternal health voucher scheme on out-of-pocket expenditure and use of delivery care services in rural Bangladesh: A prospective controlled study, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and Ubaidur Rob

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Population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya: A quasi-experimental study, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Community-level impact of the reproductive health vouchers programme on service utilization in Kenya, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Joseph Sunday, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda, Jerry Okal, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Teresah Bange, Charlotte E. Warren, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Out-of-pocket expenses for maternity care in rural Bangladesh: A public-private comparison, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, Forhana Rahman Noor, and Benjamin Bellows

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Assessment of the availability and use of maternal health supplies in the primary health care system in Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Sarah Raifman, Sisay Mellese, Kelemua Hailemariam, Ian Askew, and Annabel Erulkar

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Barriers to the use of maternity waiting homes in indigenous regions of Guatemala: A study of users' and community members' perceptions, Marta Julia Ruiz, Marieke G. van Dijk, Karla Berdichevsky, Alejandra Munguia, Courtney Burks, and Sandra G. Garcia

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The consequences of unintended pregnancy for maternal and child health in rural India: Evidence from prospective data, Abhishek Singh, Ashish Singh, and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra

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Use of magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Mexico, Marieke G. van Dijk, Claudia Diaz, Patricia Zuniga Uribe, Rufina Luna Gordillo, Maria Elena Reyes Gutierrez, and Sandra G. Garcia

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The association of unwanted pregnancy and social support with depressive symptoms in pregnancy: Evidence from rural southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Unintended pregnancies and the use of maternal health services in southwestern Ethiopia, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, and Michelle J. Hindin

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Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Jane Serwanga Maingi, Faith Mbehero, Louisa Muteti, Anne Njeru, Joseph Karanja, Joyce Olenja, Lucy Gitonga, Chris Rakuom, and Benjamin Bellows

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How conditional cash transfers to promote institutional delivery can also influence postpartum contraception: Evidence from Rajasthan, India, A.J. Francis Zavier and K.G. Santhya

Submissions from 2012

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Increasing access to family planning and reproductive health services through community work: A case study of a dual cadre model in India, Jaleel Ahmad, Isha Bhatnagar, and M.E. Khan

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Training manual on the use of magnesium sulphate in the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [trainee version], Federal Ministry of Health and Population Council

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Country mapping: Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku and Saumya RamaRao

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Community health workers for maternal and child health, Leah Jarvis and Nancy Termini LaChance

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Community midwifery services in Kenya: Implementation guidelines, Kenya Ministry of Health

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Situation analysis of behavior change communication activities in Bihar: A step towards developing a comprehensive BCC strategy, M.E. Khan, Isha Bhatnagar, Avishek Hazra, and Mukesh Kumar

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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Designing a Behavior Change Communication Strategy in India, Volume 1: Uttar Pradesh, M.E. Khan, Gary L. Darmstadt, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Deepika Ganju

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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Designing a Behavior Change Communication Strategy in India, Volume 2: Bihar, M.E. Khan, France Donnay, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Deepika Ganju

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Integration of family planning into other health services in Ghana: Performance needs assessment at four facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions, Amos Laar

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services through the community midwifery model in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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Birth spacing and family planning uptake in Pakistan: Evidence from FALAH, Arshad Mahmood

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Situation analysis of health facilities with special reference to family planning services in Pakistan, Arshad Mahmood, Muhammad Jamil Arshad, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Country mapping: Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, Nancy Termini LaChance, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Country mapping: Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Eseoise Itombra, Heather Clark, and Saumya RamaRao

Kadi: Saving Mothers and Babies, One Voucher at a Time, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 1: Vouchers Improve Health Facilities, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 2: Mobile Technology for Monitoring Vouchers, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 3: Vouchers in Pregnancies with Serious Complications, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 4: Getting Vouchers to Those in Need, Population Council

Kadi the Film—Webisode 5: Distributing Vouchers in Rural Uganda, Population Council

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Providing maternal and newborn health services: Experiences of auxiliary nurse midwives in Rajasthan, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Incentivizing providers to improve maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh: Pay-for-performance model refinement and advocacy (P4P MRA) final report, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Laila Rahman, A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Farhana Akter, and Anup Kumar Dey

Submissions from 2011

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Scaling up the provision of family planning messages in antenatal and postpartum services in Upper Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab and Sally Saher

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Costing and economic analysis of strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services in Bangladesh, Sushil Ranjan Howlader

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Maharashtra: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Increasing access to safe abortion in rural Rajasthan: Outcomes of a comprehensive abortion care model, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Shveta Kalyanwala

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Integrating tuberculosis case finding and treatment into postnatal care, Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Shiphrah Kuria, Joseph Sitienei, and Sam Ochola

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Community health workers and the media can be effective in providing health information to married adolescent girls in the community, Population Council

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Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level in Kenya, Population Council

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A pay-for-performance innovation integrating the quantity and quality of care in maternal, newborn and child health services in Bangladesh, Laila Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, Riad Mahmud, Azizul Alim, Ismat Ara Hena, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and Md. Hafizur Rahman

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Strengthening union level facility for providing normal delivery and newborn care services: Workshop report, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, and A.K.M. Zafar Ullah Khan

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Effects of the Janani Suraksha Yojana on maternal and newborn care practices: Women's experiences in Rajasthan, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Implementing the Janani Suraksha Yojana: Perspectives and experiences of Accredited Social Health Activists in Rajasthan, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Informe años dos Movil.com: Evaluación de la línea final resumen de hallazgos principales, Annik Sorhaindo, Xipatl Contreras, Kate S. Wilson, and Sandra G. Garcia

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Innovative financing through pay-for-performance for providers to improve quality of care in Bangladesh: Transforming research into action, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Laila Rahman, and Ismat Ara Hena