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Prof Debra Jackson

Takeda Chair in Global Child Health

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
United Kingdom

Debra Jackson joined LSHTM as the Takeda Chair in Global Child Health and Deputy Director of the MARCH Centre in August 2020. Previously she held the position of Senior Health Advisor and Chief of the Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit, Health Section, UNICEF, which focuses on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programme research, data and digital health. She also holds an appointment as an Extraordinary Professor in Public Health at the School of Public Health (SoPH), University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. She has qualifications in nursing, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics. Her recent research has focused on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, infant feeding, birth registration, maternal and newborn health and community health workers. She has over 155 peer-reviewed publications.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health

Teaching

Basic Epidemiology 2020-2022

Current Issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health 2021-2023

Epidemiology DL 2023

Programme Monitoring and Implementation Research (MO) 2023

Research

Implementation Research

Health Systems Research

Maternal Health

Newborn Health

Perinatal Health

Child Health

Child Development

Adolescent Health

HIV/AIDS

Community Health

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Digital Health

Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Community Health Workers

Monitoring & Evaluation

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Data

Health Management Information Systems

Health Information Systems

MPDSR

Quality of Care/Quality Improvement

COVID-19 Collateral Impacts

Research Area
Adolescent health
Child health
Complex interventions
Drug resistance
Electronic health records
Evaluation
Global Health
Health care policy
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health services
Health services research
Health systems
Impact evaluation
Maternal health
Neonatal health
Outbreaks
Perinatal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Social and structural determinants of health
Epidemiology
Nursing
Nutrition
Operational research
Implementation science
Qualitative research
Mixed methods research
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Malnutrition
Tropical diseases
Respiratory diseases
Country
Bangladesh
Belize
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
China
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guam
India
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palau
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
North America
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World

Selected Publications

Rethinking how development assistance for health can catalyse progress on primary health care.
Kasper, T; Yamey, G; Dwyer, S; McDade, KK; Lidén, J; Lüdemann, C; Diab, MM; Ogbuoji, O; Poodla, P; Schrade, C; Thoumi, A; Zimmerman, A; Assefa, Y; ALLEN, LN; Basinga, P; Garcia, PJ; JACKSON, D; Mwanyika, H; Nugent, R; Ofosu, A; Rawaf, S; Reddy, KS; Settle, D; Tritter, B; Benn, C;
2023
Lancet (London, England)
Quality of inpatient paediatric and newborn care in district hospitals.
Muzigaba, M; Diaz, T; Maliqi, B; Were, W; Strong, K; Chitashvili, T; Choudhury, A; JACKSON, D; Detjen, A; Requejo, J; Sacks, E; Banerjee, A;
2023
The Lancet. Global health
Global Stillbirth Policy Review – Outcomes And Implications Ahead of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda
MENSAH ABRAMPAH, NA; OKWARAJI, YB; You, D; Hug, L; Maswime, S; Pule, C; BLENCOWE, H; JACKSON, D;
2023
International Journal of Health Policy and Management
Uptake of, barriers and enablers to the utilization of postnatal care services in Thyolo, Malawi.
Nyondo-Mipando, AL; Chirwa, M; Kumitawa, A; Salimu, S; Chinkonde, J; Chimuna, TJ; Dohlsten, M; Chikwapulo, B; Senbete, M; Gohar, F; Hailegebriel, TD; JACKSON, D;
2023
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Regular measurement is essential but insufficient to improve quality of healthcare.
AGWEYU, A; Hill, K; Diaz, T; JACKSON, D; Hailu, BG; Muzigaba, M;
2023
BMJ
What's in a name? Unpacking 'Community Blank' terminology in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health: a scoping review.
DADA, S; COCOMAN, O; Portela, A; De Brún, A; Bhattacharyya, S; Tunçalp, Ö; JACKSON, D; Gilmore, B;
2023
BMJ Global Health
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