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Scoping studies on maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa

Principal investigator: Mosa Moshabela, Centre for Rural Health, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Principal Investigator at IPH: Manuela De Allegri

Funding: International Development Research Centre, Canada

Dr Mosa Moshabela, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Columbia University, USA

Project description:
The project aims at synthetizing available evidence on the impact of interventions currently carried out in sub-Saharan Africa to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity. The ultimate objective is to identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled by future implementation research, targeted at the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. The review focuses on four thematic areas, resulting in four different reports: High-Impact Community-based Interventions; Quality Facility-based Interventions; Policy Environments to improve services and outcomes; and Human resources for health. The methodological approach used is that of the scoping review, reflected in the York framework for scoping reviews, including both peer-reviewed and grey literature. The review focuses on the nine IDRC focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Status: completed

Contact: Manuela De Allegri (manuela.de.allegri@urz.uni-heidelberg.de)