Editorial: Accountability in maternal and neonatal health

Accountability
Sub-Saharan Africa
2016
This editorial gives an overview of a series of MamaYe - Evidence for Action (E4A) papers on accountability.

This editorial, published by the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, provides an introduction to the importance of accountability for mother and newborn health (MNH) programmes, and introduces a series of papers on accountability based on experiences of the MamaYe - Evidence for Action (E4A) programme, titled (select links to see papers):

  • Paper 1: Strengthening accountability for improved maternal and newborn health: A mapping of studies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Paper 2: Using advocacy and data to strengthen political accountability in maternal and newborn health work in Africa.
  • Paper 3: Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Systems in driving accountability and influencing change.
  • Paper 4: Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: A pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana.
  • Paper 5: Using evidence to strengthen accountability for health financing in Sierra Leone.
Fortney, J.A. (2016). Editorial: Accountability in maternal and neonatal health programs. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 135: 343-344
Accountability in maternal and neonatal health
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