Supportive supervision to improve primary healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
This article from the Evidence for Action (E4A) quality of care series reviews the literature from sub-Saharan Africa on the effects of supportive supervision on quality of care and health worker motivation and performance.
Monitoring quality of care across a framework for action
This is the first article in the Evidence for Action quality of care series. The paper presents a quality of care framework and a case study of its application to measure emergency care for mothers and newborns in northern Nigeria.
Tanzania Mama Ye! Dictionary
Download this dictionary for simple definitions of maternal and newborn health terms, including signposts to relevant resources.
Blood, bond and politics: Maternal survival in Nigeria
Here is a short movie produced in Nigeria by the Evidence for Action team on emergency obstetric and newborn care.
MamaYe WaterAid Facts and Figures 2015
Learn how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is linked with maternal and newborn health (MNH).
Mama Ye Factsheet on Stillbirths in Tanzania 2014
Find out what is a stillbirth, why is it a public health crisis in Tanzania and what can be done.
Mama Ye Factsheet on Sepsis in Tanzania 2014
Find out what is sepsis, how does it affect Tanzania's newborns and mothers, and what can be done.
MamaYe Factsheet on Sepsis 2014
Read this factsheet to learn what is sepsis, how it affects mothers and newborns and what can be done to prevent it.
Use of scorecards to achieve facility improvements
This Evidence for Action paper reviews the use of scorecards in improving the quality of emergency obstetric and neonatal care facilities in Sierra Leone.
Using evidence to drive action: A "revolution in accountability" to implement quality care
An overview of the origins of the Evidence for Action (E4A) approach to the strategic use of evidence-based advocacy and accountability to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in six sub-Saharan African countries.