Generating statistics from health facility data: the state of routine health information systems in Eastern and Southern Africa

Health facility data are a critical source of local and continuous health statistics. Countries have introduced web-based information systems that facilitate data management, analysis, use and visualisation of health facility data. We explored data quality using national-level and subnational-level (mostly district) data for the period 2013–2017. The focus was on...

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Countdown to 2030 Early Childhood Development

The concept of nurturing care for young children was outlined in the 2017 Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development From Science to Scale (https://www.thelancet.com/series/ECD2016) and developed into a framework by WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank collaborating with a large number of academics and representatives of civil society. The Nurturing Care...

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Dissemination of health inequalities in Niger

In Niger, APHRC supported the implementation of in-country dissemination activities targeting relevant audiences, through a collaborative with Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire – Niger, Medical Care Development International, and Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar – Sénégal. The activities included: A factsheet presenting the results-French (Download) One policy brief...

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Advancing measurement and monitoring of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition – Countdown Supplement in BMJ Global Health

In June 2019, BMJ Global Health published a supplement with six papers by the Countdown to 2030 to address the challenges in measurement and monitoring of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (RMNCH&N) in the context of the sustainable development goals.  The six-paper series seeks to advance the...

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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Analysis Workshop: Generating evidence and strengthening country capacity

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaJune 24-28, 2019 The Countdown to 2030 for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health team led by the African Population Health Research Center (APHRC), organized an analysis workshop to generate evidence for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR) and to strengthen the analytical capacity of country institutions...

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Countdown to 2030 – Regional Initiative to Strengthen the Analytical Capacity and Evidence for Nutrition in West Africa – Advanced Analytical Workshop

Dakar, Senegal June 10-14, 2019 The West and Central Africa Regional Initiative involves analytical workshops with intermediate phases for data compilation and analysis. The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has been leading the coordination of the WA initiative in collaboration with a consortium of institutions providing technical support. Year 2...

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Dissemination of RMNCH analysis workshop results in Uganda

After two successful analysis workshops organized in November 2017 and July 2018 that brought together government officials and academics from ESA countries, APHRC has supported the dissemination and knowledge translation of the evidence generated further to the analysis workshops. In Uganda, APHRC supported the implementation of in-country dissemination activities targeting...

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