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Assessing the Impact of a Community Outreach Model

Research Overview

The Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme with Community Focused Interventions Project was initiated in Jigawa State, Nigeria in 2011. The aim of this project is to evaluate three strategies to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity by using a randomized controlled trial. One of these interventions is the Community Resource Person (CoRPs) program in which local women are trained to provide door-to-door education to pregnant women and their families. The CoRPs program was initiated in December 2012.


Nigeria suffers from some of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the world. In 2015, the maternal mortality rate was 814 per 100,000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate in the same year was 34 per 1,000 live births. Low use of skilled birth attendants has contributed to high mortality rates, with only 38% of births being attended by a skilled attendant in 2013.

TRAction is working on a study to better understand the recognition of maternal mortality warning signs in local communities in Nigeria.

Source: World Bank databank

Analyzing Sanitation and Population Density: a Multi-Country Review

Research Overview

This study is a desk review of existing data, based on Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), census, and World Bank Water and Sanitation Program data. The purpose of the study is to more fully characterize the relationship between sanitation, population density, and fecal-associated health problems.  




ICCM: Improving Data to Improve Programs

Research Overview

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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