Using evidence to drive action: A "revolution in accountability" to implement quality care

Clinical Expertise
Regional
2014
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.

This is the first in a series of articles by Evidence for Action (E4A) published in the International Journal for Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) in 2014, two years after the inception of the E4A programme. 

The paper documents the origins of  E4A, including the theory of change which still stands strong today.  

The authors describe the programme's strategic use of evidence-based advocacy and accountability to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes and presents early results in six sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.

Hulton, L., Matthews, Z., Martin-Hilber, A., Adanu, R., Ferla, C., Getachew, A., Makwenda, C., Segun, B., & Yilla, M. (2014). Using evidence to drive action: A “revolution in accountability” to implement quality care for better maternal and newborn health in Africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 127(1): 96-101.
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