Research directly involving teenagers and their families in Sierra Leone to reduce teenage pregnancy has helped pave the way for a new community-friendly Child and Family Welfare Policy. The findings directly influenced the Sierra Leone government’s development of a new policy on child protection.
Health in developing countries, including resources on issues such as: infectious diseases; NCDs; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.
Research funded by the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation brings to the fore vital evidence for governments and civil society to use to inform future plans and processes in strengthening health systems, understanding the complex power dynamics that prevent people from accessing healthcare and tackling inequity of access.
Anne Geniets and Niall Winters discuss the Mobile Community Health Worker project (mCHW) Kenya. This is a mobile learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.