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Submissions from 2023

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Cost-effectiveness analysis comparing integrated and malaria-only social and behavior change programming in Nigeria: Final report, Avenir Health

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Cost-effectiveness analysis comparing integrated and malaria-only social and behavior change programming in Nigeria: Midline analysis, Avenir Health

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Cost-effectiveness analysis for integrated social and behavior change programming by the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced II program in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger, Avenir Health

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A structural and provider behavior change approach to enhancing respectful, integrative, responsive care for hospitalized young children (0–24 months) in Kenya, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Evaluation of RISE II integrated social and behavior change activities in Niger: Family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; immunization; nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Findings from a mixed methods evaluation of an integrated social and behavior change approach to improve health outcomes in Niger, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Utilisation des approches de segmentation du public pour renseigner les programmes intégrés de planification familiale et de santé maternelle au Niger, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Validating midwifery professionals' scope of practice and competency: A multi-country study comparing national data to international standards, Suchandrima Chakraborty, Niranjan Saggurti, Richard M. Adanu, Delia Bandoh, Mabel Berrueta, Jewel Gausman, Ernest Kenu, Nizamuddin Khan, Ana Langer, Carolina Nigri, Magdalene Odikro, Veronica Pingray, Sowmya Ramesh, Paula Vázquez, Caitlin R. Williams, Charlotte E. Warren, and R. Rima Jolivet

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Understanding communication in community engagement for maternal and newborn health programmes in low- and middle-income countries: A realist review, Sara Dada, Praveenkumar Aivalli, Aoife De Brún, Maria Barreix, Nachela Chelwa, Zaccheous Mutunga, Bellington Vwalika, and Brynne Gilmore

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Leçons pour les programmes intégrés de changement social et comportemental: Exploration des déterminants comportementaux de la planification familiale, de la santé maternelle et infantile et de la nutrition au Niger, Leanne Dougherty

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Lessons for integrated social and behavior change programming: Exploring family planning, maternal and child health, and nutrition behavioral determinants in Niger, Leanne Dougherty

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Methods and measures to assess health care provider behavior and behavioral determinants in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: A rapid review, Leanne Dougherty, Sanyukta Mathur, Xaher Gul, Kathryn Spielman, Vandana Tripathi, Christina Wakefield, and Martha Silva

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Validating indicators for monitoring availability and geographic distribution of emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmoNC) facilities: A study triangulating health system, facility, and geospatial data, Jewel Gausman, Veronica Pingray, Richard M. Adanu, Delia Bandoh, Mabel Berrueta, Jeff Blossom, Suchandrima Chakraborty, Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Ernest Kenu, Nizamuddin Khan, Ana Langer, Carolina Nigri, Magdalene Odikro, Sowmya Ramesh, Niranjan Saggurti, Paula Vázquez, Caitlin R. Williams, and R. Rima Jolivet

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Measuring adequacy of the midwifery workforce using standards of competency and scope of work: Exploring the density and distribution of midwives in three low- and middle-income countries using cross-sectional and geospatial data, Jewel Gausman, Sowmya Ramesh, Richard M. Adanu, Delia Bandoh, Jeff Blossom, Suchandrima Chakraborty, Ernest Kenu, Nizamuddin Khan, Ana Langer, Magdalene Odikro, Niranjan Saggurti, and R. Rima Jolivet

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Testing theory of change assumptions of health behavior change interventions: A blended approach exploring local contexts, Avishek Hazra, Jaleel Ahmad, P.S. Mohanan, Supriya, Raj Kumar Verma, and Sanjeev Sridharan

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Behavioral sentinel surveillance survey in Nigeria: Endline technical report, Paul Hutchinson, Adolor Aisiri, Udochisom Anaba, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Akanni Akinyemi, U. C. Ifunanya Ozoadibe, and Dele Abegunde

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Breakthrough RESEARCH Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance (BSS) Survey: Baseline, Paul L. Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, Adolor Aisiri, Udochisom Anaba, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Akanni Akinyemi, and U. C. Ifunanya Ozoadibe

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Breakthrough RESEARCH Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance (BSS) Survey: Endline, Paul L. Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, Adolor Aisiri, Udochisom Anaba, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Akanni Akinyemi, and U. C. Ifunanya Ozoadibe

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Breakthrough RESEARCH Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance (BSS) Survey: Midline, Paul L. Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, Adolor Aisiri, Udochisom Anaba, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Akanni Akinyemi, and U. C. Ifunanya Ozoadibe

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Prevention and screening for cardiometabolic disease following hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in low-resource settings: A systematic review and Delphi study, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Natasha Housseine, Roberta Lamptey, Arie Franx, Diederick E. Grobbee, Charlotte E. Warren, and Joyce L. Browne

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Gestational weight gain in persons with HIV in the United States, Jennifer Jao, Deborah Kacanek, Carly Broadwell, Denise L. Jacobson, Ellen G. Chadwick, Paige L. Williams, Kathleen Powis, Lisa Haddad, and Lynn Yee

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Institutionalizing the management of sick young infants: Kenya’s experience in revising national guidelines on integrated management of newborn and childhood illnesses, Wilson Liambila, Fred Were, Timothy Abuya, George Odwe, Alice Natecho, Samuel Mungai, Peter Mwaura, David Githanga, Joe Mbuthia, Doris Kinuthia, Allan Govoga, Charlotte E. Warren, Kezia K’oduol, and Jesse Gitaka

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Neonatal and perinatal mortality in the urban continuum: A geospatial analysis of the household survey, satellite imagery and travel time data in Tanzania, Peter M. Macharia, Lenka Benova, Jessie Pinchoff, Aline Semaan, Andrea B. Pembe, Aliki Christou, and Claudia Hanson

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Achieving maternal and neonatal mortality development goals effectively: A cost-benefit analysis, Nyovani Madise, Arindam Nandi, Brad Wong, and Saleema Razvi

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Halftime for SDGs: Maternal and Newborn Health—Best Investment Paper, Nyovani Madise, Arindam Nandi, Brad Wong, and Saleema Razvi

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Lessons learnt from community referral and follow up of sick young infants with possible severe bacterial infection in Turkana County, Kenya, Samuel Mbugua, Peter Mwaura, Laura Oyiengo, Wilson Liambila, Andrew Emuria, Daniel Maina Gatungu, and Jesse Gitaka

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New Antenatal Model in Africa and India (NAMAI) study: Implementation research to improve antenatal care using WHO recommendations, NAMAI Research Group, Michael Mbizvo, Nachela Chelwa, Chifundo Phiri, Kondwani Kasonda, and Natasha Okpara

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COVID-19 and the hidden damage to the childhood immunization agenda in India, Arindam Nandi

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Country level data for the "The Radical Power of Education" report, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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Growth failure among children of adolescent mothers at ages 0–5 and 6–12 years in India, Arindam Nandi, Fatima Zahra, Karen Austrian, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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Effect of mentorship and a mHealth application in updating provider skills and knowledge in maternal and newborn care in two informal settlements of Nairobi, Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya, Chantalle Okondo, Sharon Akinyi, Anneka Wickramanayake, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Factors influencing community-facility linkage for case management of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) among young infants in Kenya, George Odwe, Wilson Liambila, Kezia K'Oduol, Zipporah Nyangacha, Helen Gwaro, Alexandra Haake Kamberos, and Lisa R. Hirschhorn

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Women’s empowerment and uptake of sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy: Results from a cross-sectional baseline survey in the Lake endemic region, Kenya, George Odwe, Dennis Matanda, Tchaiwe Zulu, Stephen Kizito, Oscar Okoth, and Beth Kangwana

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Revitalizing Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy in Kenya, Population Council-Kenya

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Authorization of midwives to perform basic emergency obstetric and newborn care signal functions in Argentina, Ghana, and India: A multi-country validation study of a key global maternal and newborn health indicator, Sowmya Ramesh, Suchandrima Chakraborty, Richard M. Adanu, Delia Bandoh, Mabel Berrueta, Jewel Gausman, Nizamuddin Khan, Ernest Kenu, Ana Langer, Carolina Nigri, Magdalene Odikro, Veronica Pingray, Niranjan Saggurti, Paula Vázquez, Caitlin R. Williams, and R. Rima Jolivet

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Harnessing the power of behavioral science: An implementation pilot to improve the quality of maternity care in rural Madagascar, Jana Smith, Marie Sandra Lennon, Madeline Kau, Anja Noeliarivelo Ranjalahy, Liliane Ingabire, Charlotte E. Warren, and Sara V. Flanagan

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A shot at economic prosperity: Long-term effects of India’s childhood immunization program on earnings and consumption expenditure, Amit Summan, Arindam Nandi, and David E. Bloom

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine childhood immunization coverage and timeliness in India: Retrospective analysis of the National Family Health Survey of 2019–2021 data, Amit Summan, Arindam Nandi, Anita Shet, and Ramanan Laxminarayan

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Lessons from a behavior change intervention to improve provider-parent partnerships and care for hospitalized newborns and young children in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Pooja Sripad, Charity Ndwiga, Chantalle Okondo, Felicitas M. Okwako, Caroline W. Mwangi, and Timothy Abuya

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Evaluating the association of antiretroviral therapy and immune status with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among people with HIV, Lynn M. Yee, Denise L. Jacobson, Lisa Haddad, Jennifer Jao, Kathleen M. Powis, Deborah Kacanek, Rebecca Zash, Alexandria Diperna, and Ellen G. Chadwick

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Modeling pathways to describe how maternal health care providers’ mental health influences the provision of respectful maternity care in Malawi, Brady Zieman, Charlotte E. Warren, Felistas Chiundira, Edina Mandala, Fannie Kachale, Christina Heather Mchoma, Alexander Mboma, Martha Kamanga, and Abigail Kazembe

Submissions from 2022

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Manifestations, responses, and consequences of mistreatment of sick newborns and young infants and their parents in health facilities in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Charity Ndwiga, Chantalle Okondo, Emma Sacks, and Pooja Sripad

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Barriers and facilitators of access to maternal, newborn and child health services during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria: Findings from a qualitative study, Godwin O. Akaba, Osasuyi Dirisu, Kehinde Okunade, Eseoghene Adams, Jane Ohioghame, Obioma O. Obikeze, Emmanuel Izuka, Maryam Sulieman, and Michael Edeh

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The role of maternal ideations on breastfeeding practices in northwestern Nigeria: A cross‑section study, Udochisom Anaba, Emily White Johansson, Dele Abegunde, Gloria Adoyi, Olayinka Umar-Farouk, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Paul C. Hewett, and Paul Hutchinson

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The salutogenic approach to childcare in sub-Saharan Africa: A focus on children who thrive in the face of adversity, Pauline Bakibinga and Dennis Matanda

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Comparing the attitudes, norms, and beliefs of husbands and wives for reproductive, maternal, and child health—Evidence that drives effective social behavior change programming in Kebbi State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Expressions of power in health care providers’ experiences and behavior, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Using audience segmentation approaches to inform integrated family planning and maternal health programs in Niger, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Quality of anthropometric data in India's National Family Health Survey: Disentangling interviewer and area effect using a cross-classified multilevel model, Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, Kajori Banerjee, Radhika Sharma, Rakesh Mishra, Sowmya Ramesh, Damodar Sahu, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, and K.S. James

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Devolved health system capacity in the provision of care for sick newborns and young infants in four counties serving vulnerable populations in Kenya, Jesse Gitaka, Samuel Mbugua, Peter Mwaura, Daniel Gatungu, David Githanga, Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya, Kezia K’Oduol, Wilson Liambila, and Fred Were

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Matching intent with intensity: Implementation research on the intensity of health and nutrition programs with women's self-help groups in India, Avishek Hazra, Aikantika Das, Jaleel Ahmad, Shivani Singh, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Apollonius Purty, Audrey Prost, and Sapna Desai

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Assessing effectiveness of a person-centered group ANC-PNC model among first-time young mothers and their partners for improving quality and use of MNCH-FP services, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Shongkour Roy, Sigma Ainul, Abdullah Al Mahmud Shohag, A.T.M. Rezaul Karim, and Ubaidur Rob

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Healthy women, healthy families: Summary of findings from baseline assessment, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Shongkour Roy, Sigma Ainul, Abdullah Al Mahmud Shohag, A.T.M. Rezaul Karim, and Ubaidur Rob

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Perceptions and predictors of respectful maternity care in Malawi: A quantitative cross-sectional analysis, Carolyn Smith Hughes, Martha Kamanga, Alisa Jenny, Brady Zieman, Charlotte E. Warren, Dilys Walker, and Abigail Kazembe

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Key learnings from an outcome and embedded process evaluation of a direct to beneficiary mobile health intervention among marginalised women in rural Bihar, India, Laili Irani, Supriya Verma, Ruchika Mathur, Raj Kumar Verma, Diwakar Mohan, Diva Dhar, Aaditeshwar Seth, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Mahua Roy Chaudhury, Apolo Purthy, Ankit Nanda, Shivani Singh, Akshay Gupta, and Amnesty Elizabeth Lefevre

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Psychosocial influences on pregnancy and childbirth behaviours in north-western Nigeria: A cross-sectional analysis, Emily White Johansson, Udochisom Anaba, Dele Abegunde, Mathew Okoh, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Paul C. Hewett, and Paul Hutchinson

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Multisite, mixed methods study to validate 10 maternal health system and policy indicators in Argentina, Ghana and India: A research protocol, R. Rima Jolivet, Jewel Gausman, Richard M. Adanu, Delia Bandoh, Maria Belizan, Mabel Berrueta, Suchandrima Chakraborty, Ernest Kenu, Nizamuddin Khan, Magdalene Odikro, Veronica Pingray, Sowmya Ramesh, Niranjan Saggurti, Paula Vázquez, and Ana Langer

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Community directed approaches to promote uptake of Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: Baseline findings from Kisumu and Migori counties, Dennis Matanda, Wilson Liambila, and Beth Kangwana

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Experience of care of hospitalized newborns and young children and their parents: A scoping review, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Chantalle Okondo, Timothy Abuya, and Pooja Sripad

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Exploring awareness of obstetric fistula in eastern and northern Nigeria: Perceived causes, symptoms, and availability of treatment services, Emmanuel Nwala, Charles Nwaigwe, Pooja Sripad, Charlotte E. Warren, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, and Solomon Kongyamba

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“You can't even ask a question about your child”: Examining experiences of parents or caregivers during hospitalization of their sick young children in Kenya: A qualitative study, Chantalle Okondo, Charity Ndwiga, Pooja Sripad, Timothy Abuya, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Maternal education, health care system and child health: Evidence from India, Sohini Paul, Sourabh Paul, Ashish Kumar Gupta, and K.S. James

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Effect of adolescent female fertility and healthcare spending on maternal and neonatal mortality in low resource setting of South Asia, Shongkour Roy and Tanjina Khatun

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Survey implementation process and interviewer effects on skipping sequence of maternal and child health indicators from National Family Health Survey: An application of cross-classified multilevel model, Radhika Sharma, Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, Somnath Jana, Kajori Banerjee, Rakesh Mishra, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Damodar Sahu, and S.K. Singh

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Determining a trusting environment for maternity care: A framework based on perspectives of women, communities, service providers, and managers in peri-urban Kenya, Pooja Sripad, Maria W. Merritt, Deanna Kerrigan, Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Incidence and characteristics of stillbirths before and during the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic, Kavita Vani, Fatima Estrada Trejo, Marlena Gehret Plagianos, Morit Segui, Thammatat Vorawandthanachai, Lisa Nathan, and Francine Hughes

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Causal mechanisms linking education with fertility, HIV, and child mortality: A systematic review, Fatima Zahra, Nicole Haberland, and Stephanie Psaki

Submissions from 2021

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Socioeconomic inequality in exclusive breastfeeding behavior and ideation factors for social behavioral change in three north-western Nigerian states: A cross-sectional study, Dele Abegunde, Paul Hutchinson, Udochisom Anaba, Foyeke Oyedokun-Adebagbo, Emily White Johansson, Bamikale J. Feyisetan, and Emma Mtiro

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Incentive preferences for community health volunteers in Kenya: Findings from a discrete choice experiment, Timothy Abuya, Daniel Mwanga, Melvin Obadha, Charity Ndwiga, George Odwe, Daniel Kavoo, John Wanyugu, Charlotte E. Warren, and Smisha Agarwal

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Getting it Right! Improving Kenya’s Human Capital by Reducing Stunting—A Household Account, Timothy Abuya and Wangari Ng'ang'a

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Optimizing maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes through use of multidisciplinary 'IMPROVE' teams in Lesotho: Costing component, Adebiyi Adesina, Rachael Linder, and Lori Bollinger

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Understanding community health worker incentive preferences in Uganda using a discrete choice experiment, Smisha Agarwal, Timothy Abuya, Richard Kintu, Daniel Mwanga, Melvin Obadha, Shivani Pandya, and Charlotte E. Warren

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The knowledge of danger signs of obstetric complications among women in rural India: Evaluating an integrated microfinance and health literacy program, Danish Ahmad, Itismita Mohanty, Avishek Hazra, and Theo Niyonsenga

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Understanding Hesitancy for Childhood Vaccines in Nigeria—It’s Not Just About COVID-19, Udochisom Anaba and Marissa Pine Yeakey

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Documenting the costs of social behavior change interventions for health in low- and middle-income countries, Avenir Health

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Editorial: Advancing community health measurement, policy, and practice, Benjamin Bellows and Charlotte E. Warren

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A companion of choice is recommended for all women throughout labour, childbirth, and the immediate postnatal period, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Adolescent female empowerment, ideations, and health behavior—Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change research, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Communication during hospitalization, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Diet diversity among pregnant women and young children—Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change programming, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Health and ideations of married female adolescents, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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How birth companions can support providers during labour and delivery, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Kebbi State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Sokoto State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Zamfara State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Kebbi, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Sokoto, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Zamfara, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Ndikoyenela kuti amayi onse akhale ndi owayang’anira amene iwo asankha okha panthawi ya matenda,pobereka,komaso nthawi imene mwana wagobadwa kumene, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Parent’s emotional wellness: Reduce distress, emotional support, and partnership (DEP) guide for supporting parents during a young child’s illness, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Strengthening social and behavior change measurement in the RISE II Program, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Advancements in postpartum hemorrhage care (APPHC): Overview of portfolio development and research studies in Madagascar, Breakthrough RESEARCH and USAID's Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development

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Advancements in postpartum hemorrhage care (APPHC): Overview of portfolio development and research studies in Malawi, Breakthrough RESEARCH and USAID's Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development

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Advancing postpartum hemorrhage care (APPHC): Partnership approach and portfolio overview, Breakthrough RESEARCH and USAID's Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development

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Chipatala cha pa Foni, Malawi's 'Health Center by Phone,' improving information given about pregnancy-related symptoms, Breakthrough RESEARCH and VillageReach

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Association of delayed treatment of chlamydial infection and gonorrhea in pregnancy and preterm birth, Emily R. Burdette, Marisa R. Young, Carolynn M. Dude, Kristin M. Wall, and Lisa Haddad

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Effect of maternal healthcare utilization on early neonatal, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality in India, Bal Govind Chauhan, Raj Kumar Verma, Manoj Alagarajan, and Satish Kumar Chauhan

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Improving primary health care delivery in Bihar, India: Learning from piloting and statewide scale-up of Ananya, Gary L. Darmstadt, Kevin T. Pepper, Victoria C. Ward, Sridhar Srikantiah, Tanmay Mahapatra, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, Debarshi Bhattacharya, Laili Irani, Janine Schooley, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Priyanka Dutt, Padmapriya Sastry, Radharani Mitra, Sara Chamberlain, Sophia Monaghan, Priya Nanda, Yamini Atmavilas, Niranjan Saggurti, Evan Borkum, Anu Rangarajan, Kala M. Mehta, Safa Abdalla, Jess Wilhelm, Yingjie Weng, Suzan L. Carmichael, Hina Raheel, Jason Bentley, Wolfgang Munar, Andreea A. Creanga, Shamik Trehan, Dilys Walker, and Hemant Shah

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Pathways to service access for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in rural Bangladesh: Exploring women's care-seeking, Amy Dempsey, Pooja Sripad, Kanij Sultana, Karen Kirk, Sharif M.I. Hossain, and Charlotte E. Warren

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The role of unintended pregnancy in internalized stigma among women living with HIV in Kenya, Sara Chace Dwyer, Aparna Jain, Wilson Liambila, and Charlotte E. Warren