Mapping the evidence base on social, behavioural and community engagement interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health: Launch of a 3ie-WHO Evidence Gap Map

Speaker: Annie Portela (WHO) & Rachael Hinton (PMNCH)
Chair: Tanya Marchant, Deputy Director, MARCH Centre
Venue: LIDC Upper Meeting Room
Time: 12:30 to 14:00 
Date: 6 November 2017


The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) was released in parallel with the SDGs, both promoting a broader vision for health.The strategy calls for action towards three objectives for health: survive (end preventable deaths), thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and transform (expand enabling environments). To achieve these objectives decision makers need access to high-quality evidence on ​effective programmes, particularly for Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement (SBCe) interventions where global guidance is less prevalent. 

This event will mark the launch​ of an evidence gap map (EGM) of key SBCE interventions related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, produced by 3ie in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). EGMs map existing evidence and identify gaps where little or no evidence from impact evaluations and systematic reviews is available. In doing so they can inform a strategic approach to building the evidence base in a particular sector. They can also help facilitate the use of the best existing evidence by allowing users to explore the findings and quality of existing systematic reviews, with links to user friendly summaries of all studies. This presentation will summarise the findings of the EGM and demonstrate how decision makers and researchers can use the EGM to explore the available evidence base.


Annie Portela, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organisation

Rachael Hinton, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

3ie-LIDC Seminar, 6 November 2017
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