Characterising complexity in maternal and newborn health innovations in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India
Working with implementation partners a framework was developed to describe 57 diverse innovations across the three geographies. Using this framework it was possible to collate data for all innovations and by repeating this exercise annually capture changes over time. As a next step a typology was developed to classify innovations as either focussed to the community or to front-line health workers and their intended aims. When collating the results for the bigger picture, innovations were mapped by type and by geography, showing their anticipated combined effect.
Ms Krystyna Makowiecka has a background in education and research and studied International Relations, Education for Primary Health Care and Epidemiology. She has taught widely in Higher Education, managed qualitative research projects and collaborated on quantitative study design, data collection and analysis. Her principal area of academic and programmatic interest is maternal and neonatal health. In Phase 2 of the IDEAS project Krystyna organises the bi-annual data-driven learning workshops in Nigeria and looks at the programmatic effect of this work in the State Primary Health Care Development Agency and among implementation partners.