Assessing the impact of fee exemption on maternal health in West Africa and Morocco: new tools, new knowledge

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 261499
EC contribution
: € 2,883,143.00
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2011
: Maternal Health; Evidence of effectiveness; Community of Practice.
Project web-site
: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/femhealth/

User fee exemption for normal deliveries, caesarean sections and other obstetric complications has been introduced by many governments, especially in West Africa, in recent years. However, the current evidence base regarding the impact of this policy is not well developed, in part because of evaluation designs that are not able to capture all the necessary information for policy-makers to make informed decisions. This programme aims to reduce this gap by developing research methodologies and tools that will lead to enhanced research on policy implementation, stronger evidence and improved dissemination.

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