How to catalyse scale-up of maternal and newborn innovations in north-eastern Nigeria

Spicer, N; (2013) How to catalyse scale-up of maternal and newborn innovations in north-eastern Nigeria. Research Brief.

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Study Aim: To understand what enables or inhibits scale-up of maternal and newborn health innovations. Methods: Fifty in-depth, key-informant interviews conducted in 2012 with federal and state government staff, development agencies, programme implementers and other civil society organisations, academics, researchers, experts and professional medical associations. About the study: A study of scale-up focussing on the north-eastern Nigerian states of Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba forming part of the IDEAS project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Scope: This summary presents evidence from the study. We focus on what interviewees report as the most important ways externally funded maternal and newborn health programmes can catalyse scale-up of their innovations, and the major challenges to achieving his. We include illustrative quotations from interviewees in italics. Target Audience: Government, development agencies and implementers in the field of maternal and newborn health.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: scale-up, innovations, Nigeria
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Funders: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Copyright Holders: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


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