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Systematic documentation of community-oriented approaches to improve recognition of and appropriate care seeking for newborn and maternal complications

Emory University conducted this research as part of the TRAction-funded Recognition and Care Seeking project in Ethiopia.  The purpose of the research was to examine the process around recognition of and decision-making for seeking treatment/care and its sequence among the families of women who experienced post-partum hemorrhage or maternal death within the last 6 months and of newborns who experienced an illness or died within the first 28 days of life within the last 6 months.

Community-Level Management of Unclassified Fever

Research Overview

TRAction is currently funding a research study in Ethiopia to explore the safety of a systematic versus conditional 3-day follow up visit by a community health worker (CHW) for children with uncomplicated fever.

Identifying Factors Influencing Skilled Care Seeking in Ethiopia

Research Overview

The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP), implemented between November 2009 and May 2013, was designed to address the country’s high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. The project’s goal was to demonstrate a community-oriented model of maternal and newborn health (MNH) care in rural Ethiopia and to position it for national scale-up.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a disproportionate number of global maternal deaths and is one of six countries which contribute to over 50% of all maternal deaths worldwide. In 2015, the average maternal mortality ratio in Ethiopia was 353 per 100,000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate was 28 per 1,000 livebirths. One contributing factor to the maternal mortality rate is the low rate of births attended by skilled health staff. In 2013, only 23% of births were attended by skilled health staff (i.e.

ICCM: Improving Data to Improve Programs

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In April 2011, an award was made to Johns Hopkins University to conduct embedded operations research in Malawi, Ethiopia, Mali, and Mozambique to improve iCCM monitoring systems and data availability and quality, using the iCCM Benchmarks indicators as the framework.  The “Implementation Research Embedded in Integrated Community Case Managem

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