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Research project

Building global, regional and country capacity on RMNCAH

Project overview

This collaboration aims to provide rigorous analyses on global, regional and country progress on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and support country capacity for data analysis and use for their health and nutrition programs.

The project includes collaboration among measurement experts from global, regional, country academic institutions, in collaboration with UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, and UNFPA). The purpose of the collaboration is global monitoring and measurement as well as strengthening the analytic capacity of regional institutions and networks in low- and middle-income countries to track progress or (lack thereof) of life-saving interventions for women’s and children’s health, including in-depth studies of six positive outlier countries to tease out drivers of successful progress in maternal and newborn health and survival over the past two decades. This project includes collaboration between CD2030 and the Global Financing Facility that would work in (up to) 20 GFF countries to enhance country-generated evidence for planning, health progress and performance assessment for RMCNAH+N.


Lead researcher

Dr Kristine Nilsen

Lecturer in Global Health

Research interests

  • Access, utilisation and quality of maternal and child health services in low income countries
  • Integration of traditional and novel data sources for health
  • Equity and geographical coverage analysis, generalised linear mixed models, small area estimation and subnational geospatial modelling
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Other researchers

Professor Jim Wright

Professor in GIS & Int Development

Research interests

  • Safe water access and public health in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Environmental applications of GIS
  • Geospatial analysis for public health, particularly via routine health management information systems
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Dr Natalia Tejedor Garavito

Principal Enterprise Fellow

Research interests

  • Geospatial data analysis
  • GIS training
  • Health metrics
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs