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Lara M. E. Vaz
Save the Children
Rural areaPsychological interventionPopulationFamily medicineMedicine
24Publications
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#1Agbessi AmouzouH-Index: 19
#2Elizabeth HazelH-Index: 10
Last. Allisyn C. MoranH-Index: 23
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#1Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Safia S. Jiwani (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 2
Last. Lara M. E. Vaz (Save the Children)H-Index: 11
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Introduction Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a critical goal under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health. Achieving this goal for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) service coverage will require an understanding of national progress and how socioeconomic and demographic subgroups of women and children are being reached by health interventions. Methods We accessed coverage databases produced by the International Centre for Equity in Health, which were based ...
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Introduction: A well-functioning, responsive referral system relies on patient compliance in order to address newborn health problems that cannot be managed by lower level health facilities. Given that early identification and management of young infants with possible serious bacterial infection is fundamental to community-based newborn care. Objective:Thispaper presents the findings of an assessment ofadherence to referral. Methods:Usinga cross-sectional design with mixed qualitative and quanti...
#1Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Hannah Hogan Leslie (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
Last. Ties Boerma (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 25
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Current methods for measuring intervention coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (RMNCH+N) do not adequately capture the quality of services delivered. Without information on the quality of care, it is difficult to assess whether services provided will result in expected health improvements. We propose a six-step coverage framework, starting from a target population to (1) service contact, (2) likelihood of services, (3) crude coverage, (4) quality-adjusted...
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#1Louise T. Day (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 6
#2Harriet Ruysen (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
Last. Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Background: To achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage, programmatic data are essential. The Every Newborn Action Plan, agreed by all United Nations member states and &g ...
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Preterm babies in Malawi are not receiving adequate care, and social norms that undervalue small newborns are an important barrier to improved outcomes. In 2015-2016 the Ministry of Health and Save the Children piloted a campaign, Khanda ndi Mphatso, Lipatseni Mwayi (A Baby is a Gift, Give it a Chance) in two districts. The campaign targeted pregnant women and mothers of preterm babies as well as their male partners and their influencers. The image phase used a “branded” campaign to shift indivi...
#1Ties BoermaH-Index: 15
Last. Shehla ZaidiH-Index: 9
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Summary Building upon the successes of Countdown to 2015, Countdown to 2030 aims to support the monitoring and measurement of women's, children's, and adolescents' health in the 81 countries that account for 95% of maternal and 90% of all child deaths worldwide. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the rate of decline in prevalence of maternal and child mortality, stillbirths, and stunting among children younger than 5 years of age needs to accelerate considerably compared with ...
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#1Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre (UNICEF)H-Index: 4
#2Lara M. E. Vaz (Save the Children)H-Index: 11
Last. Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
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#1Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre (UNICEF)H-Index: 4
#2Vrinda Mehra (UNICEF)H-Index: 3
Last. Nabila Zaka (UNICEF)H-Index: 6
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#1Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Vrinda Mehra (UNICEF)H-Index: 3
Last. Lara M. E. Vaz (Save the Children)H-Index: 11
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