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Submissions from 2014

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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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Induced abortion and women's reproductive health in India, Sutapa Agrawal and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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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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New findings for maternal mortality age patterns: Aggregated results for 38 countries, Ann K. Blanc, William Winfrey, and John A. Ross

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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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Redeeming qualities: Exploring factors that affect women's use of reproductive health vouchers in Cambodia, Carinne D. Brody, Julie Freccero, Claire D. Brindis, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes: Findings from a Quantitative Survey, Volume 3: Bihar, M.E. Khan, France Donnay, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, and Kumudha Aruldas

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Cost estimation for scale-up of voucher services in Kenya, Shubhra Kumar, Smita Sanghrajka, and Benjamin Bellows

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The community midwifery model in Kenya: Expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level, Wilson Liambila, Francis Obare, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Ruth Wayua Muia, and Assumpta Matekwa

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Assessing retention and motivation of public health-care providers (particularly female providers) in rural Pakistan, Ali M. Mir, Gul Rashida Shaikh, Saleem Shaikh, Neha Mankani, Anushe Hassan, and Maqsood Sadiq

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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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Feasibility and effect of integrating tuberculosis screening and detection in postnatal care services: An operations research study, Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Herman Weyenga, and Joseph Sitienei

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Community experiences and perceptions of reproductive health vouchers in Kenya, Rebecca Njuki, Francis Obare, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Jerry Okal, Wilson Mukuna, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, Piet Bracke, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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A policy analysis of the implementation of a reproductive health vouchers program in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Rebecca Njuki, Charlotte E. Warren, Jerry Okal, Francis Obare, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Population level impact of vouchers on access in Uganda, Benjamin Bellows, Francis Obare, and Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team

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Understanding wealth-based inequalities in child health in India: A decomposition approach, Satvika Chalasani

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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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Maternal morbidity: Neglected dimension of safe motherhood in the developing world, Karen Hardee, Jill Gay, and Ann K. Blanc

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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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The effect of traditional birth attendant training on maternal and neonatal care, Peter C. Miller, Gul Rashida, Zeba Tasneem, and Minhaj ul Haque

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Countdown to 2015: A case study of maternal and child health service delivery challenges in five districts of Punjab, Ali M. Mir and Sadaf Gull

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Helping rural women in Pakistan to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: A quasi experimental study, Ali M. Mir, Abdul Wajid, and Sadaf Gull

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Unintended pregnancy among rural women in Bangladesh, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Ubaidur Rob, and Benjamin Bellows

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

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Benefits of using magnesium sulphate (MgSO_4) for eclampsia management and maternal mortality reduction: Lessons from Kano State in northern Nigeria, Ekechi Okereke, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Jamilu Tukur, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, and Ayodeji Oginni

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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Evaluation of the population-level impact of the maternal health voucher program in Uganda, Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team

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Report of the Voucher and Accreditation Evaluation Project Meeting, Reproductive Health Vouchers Evaluation Team and 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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The consequences of unintended births for maternal and child health in India, Abhishek Singh, Satvika Chalasani, Michael A. Koenig, and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra

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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

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Maternal and fetal outcomes after introduction of magnesium sulphate for treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia in selected secondary facilities: A low-cost intervention, Jamilu Tukur, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Idowu Araoyinbo, Ekechi Okereke, and Ayodeji Oginni

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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Scaling up the integration of tuberculosis screening into reproductive health services, APHIA II OR Project in Kenya

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and status in Cambodia, Benjamin Bellows, Charlotte E. Warren, Saphonn Vonthanak, Chhea Chhorvann, Hean Sokhom, Chean Men, Ashish Bajracharya, Ubaidur Rob, and Tung Rathavy

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Maternal health care utilization among HIV-positive female adolescents in Kenya, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare Onyango, Anke van der Kwaak, and Jane Harriet Namwebya

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Abusive head trauma at a tertiary care children's hospital in Mexico City: A preliminary study, Claudia Diaz, Corina A. Garcia-Pina, Arturo Loredo-Abdala, Francisco Paz, Sandra G. Garcia, and Astrid Schillman

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Assessing the effectiveness of a patient-driven partner notification strategy among pregnant women infected with syphilis in Bolivia, Claudia Diaz, Jorge Valencia, Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. Garcia, Freddy Tinajeros, and Tahilin Sanchez

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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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Measuring the effect of fertility decline on the maternal mortality ratio, Anrudh K. Jain

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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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Introduction of medical abortion in Ghana, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Placide Tapsoba, Gloria Quansah Asare, and Ian Askew

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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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Abuse from in-laws during pregnancy and post-partum: Qualitative and quantitative findings from low-income mothers of infants in Mumbai, India, Anita Raj, Shagun Sabarwal, Michele R. Decker, Saritha Nair, Meghna Jethva, Suneeta Krishnan, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti, and Jay G. Silverman

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Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and RH status: Bangladesh, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Moshiur Rahman, and Benjamin Bellows

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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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Early marriage and sexual and reproductive health vulnerabilities of young women: A synthesis of recent evidence from developing countries, K.G. Santhya

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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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Gender-based disparities in infant and child mortality based on maternal exposure to spousal violence: The heavy burden borne by Indian girls, Jay G. Silverman, Michele R. Decker, Debbie M. Cheng, Kathleen Wirth, Niranjan Saggurti, Heather L. McCauley, Kathryn L. Falb, Balaiah Donta, and Anita Raj

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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