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Malnutrition and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa and India

A comparative analysis of the structure and dynamics of child mortality and malnutrition in Sub Saharan Africa.

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The Potential of Provider-Initiated Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing at Health Care Settings in Thailand

This study aims to assess the value, feasibility and acceptability of providing provider-initiated HIV voluntary counseling, testing, and referral in district hospitals in Thailand, using a cluster-randomization trial with pre-post test design, as compared to voluntary HIV testing.

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Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme in the Context of the Health MDGs: An Empirical Evaluation Using Propensity Score Matching

This paper examines whether Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme has accomplished its goal by contrasting the maternal health outcomes of members and non-members who experienced a pregnancy in the four years preceding the date of survey, controlling for their observable characteristics via matching techniques.

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Impact of Performance Based Financing in Rwanda: Health Facility Level Analysis

Rwanda implemented performance-based financing (PBF) at the national scale in 2006 for maternal and child health care services. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of the PBF intervention on the maternal and child health service in Rwanda.

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An Evaluation of a Safe Motherhood Hospital Program​

This study evaluates whether the Safe Motherhood Hospital program of Thailand has an impact on maternal mortality and the cost of child delivery, using the Propensity Score Matching (PSM) technique.

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Impact Evaluation of the Ethiopian Health Services Extension Program

This study examines the impact of the program on health status indicators of mothers and children as these are the primary target beneficiaries of the program in Ethiopia's Health Services Extension Program of 2003.

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Social Security Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Nicaragua: A Randomized Evaluation

This paper evaluates a program in Managua, Nicaragua that randomized incentives to obtain health insurance, enabling an estimation of the causal effects of having insurance among informal sector workers who were previously uninsured. 

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An Impact Evaluation of the Safe Motherhood Program in China

The Chinese government initiated the national Safe Motherhood (SM) Program in 2000. The study aims to reduce maternal mortality rates (MMR) through the enhancement of maternal and child health (MCH) care. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of the program.

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Evaluation of the Impact of the Mother and Infant Health Project in Ukraine

This study investigates the mechanisms through which reductions in infant and maternal mortality and morbidity take place in Ukraine, by estimating the impact of the Mother and Infant Health Project (MIHP) on prenatal care use, intermediate health outcomes, and mortality components.

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Family Planning and Rural Fertility Decline in Iran: A Study in Program Evaluation

This paper presents an evaluation of the impact of Iran’s rural family planning program – launched in response to the revolutionary government’s pro-natal policies in 1989 – on rural fertility.

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