Health Policy and Planning Debated blog: Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions

Health Policy and Planning Debated blog: Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions

MET SAGE project lead, Dr Lenka Benova, recently published a blog on Health Policy and Planning Debated, “Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions.”

Comparing the use and content of antenatal care in adolescent and older first-time mothers in 13 countries of west Africa: a cross-sectional analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys

Comparing the use and content of antenatal care in adolescent and older first-time mothers in 13 countries of west Africa: a cross-sectional analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys Onikepe O Owolabi*, Kerry L M Wong*, Mardieh L Dennis, Emma Radovich, Francesca L Cavallaro, Caroline A Lynch, Adesegun Fatusi, Issiaka Sombie, Lenka Benova * denotes equal contribution The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 

Should I stay or should I go?: consistency and switching of delivery locations among new mothers in 39 Sub-Saharan African and South/Southeast Asian countries

Should I stay or should I go?: consistency and switching of delivery locations among new mothers in 39 Sub-Saharan African and South/Southeast Asian countries Lenka Benova, David Macleod, Emma Radovich, Caroline A Lynch, Oona M R Campbell Health Policy and Planning 2017 doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx087

Maternal Health Task Force blog post – Quality of Routine Labor and Delivery Care in Uttar Pradesh, India: Are Private Facilities Better?

The Maternal Health Task Force recently published an insightful blog post about Gaurav Sharma et al.‘s recent paper, “Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India” 

Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India

Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley & Véronique Filippi Bull World Health Organ 2017;95:419–429

Bridging the gap to FP2020: Evidence to accelerate progress toward meeting the need for family planning

To coincide with the 2017 Family Planning Summit, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Population Council, and Marie Stopes International are hosting a research symposium to:

Policy Seminar – Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue ‘Measuring quality of care’

Global health academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers will gather in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 June to discuss critical questions around quality of care and its measurement.

Examining trends in family planning among harder-to-reach women in Senegal 1992–2014

Examining trends in family planning among harder-to-reach women in Senegal 1992–2014 Francesca L. Cavallaro, Lenka Benova, David Macleod, Adama Faye & Caroline A. Lynch Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 41006 (2017) doi:10.1038/srep41006

Towards universal coverage? Understanding the scale of the private sector in maternal health

In a world where those already living below the poverty line are pushed further into poverty as a result of health payments, efforts to achieve universal health coverage demand a focus on equity in both public and private sectors.

Taking stock: protocol for evaluating a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal

Francesca L. Cavallaro, Diane Duclos, Rebecca F. Baggaley, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Catherine Goodman, Alice Vahanian, Andreia C. Santos, John Bradley, Lucy Paintain, Jérémie Gallien, Antonio Gasparrini, Leah Hasselback and Caroline A. Lynch (2016) Taking stock: protocol for evaluating a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal. Reproductive Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0163-7