Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child & Adolescent Health

High mortality and morbidity rates, and inefficient family planning services are swelling grounds for high fertility, and are main factors delaying the demographic transition. In many areas, the demographic and human capital profile is yet to induce aspirations for small family size, and where the aspiration exists, unmet need for family planning is enormous. A series of interventions aimed at mortality reductions and family planning have been implemented in different settings across countries on the African continent. In spite of these, RMNCH indicators have not improved substantially at the population level as would be expected from the pace of interventions. This research pillar focuses on interventions and investment cases for RMNCH services. Research topics include:

Evaluation of RMNCH interventions
Assessing the merits and costs of scaling-up successful interventions
Evidence-based and costed investment cases for RMNCH
Family planning services and state health insurance packages
Search for context-compatible interventions in child health and family planning
Adolescent reproductive, STDs and HIV/AIDS service coverage expansion

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