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Using the three delays model to understand why newborn babies die in eastern Uganda

The objective was to investigate causes of and contributors to newborn deaths in eastern Uganda using a three delays audit approach. Data collected on 64 neonatal deaths from a demographic surveillance site were coded for causes of deaths using a hierarchical model and analyzed using a modified three delays model to determine contributing delays. A survey was conducted in 16 health facilities to determine capacity for newborn care.

Assessing a Community-Based Quality Management Approach

Research Overview

The Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power (EQUIP) project was implemented from 2011 to 2014 in Tanzania and Uganda. The project’s goal was to link the health system with communities in order to generate data-driven interventions to improve maternal and newborn health. Quality improvement activities were implemented at three levels: district, health facility, and community.

A Guide to Optimizing Behavior Change in Fuel Efficient Stove Programs

This guide, developed by Impact Carbon as part of their work with TRAction, lays out the essential elements of implementing a successful fuel efficient stove program.  The guide covers areas such as a feasibility, logistics, stove pricing and distribution and measuring and monitoring methods.  Building on their experience in Urban Uganda, Impact Carbon included examples from the field in this guide with the hope it can serve other program implementers in developing and scaling-up fuel efficient stove programs.

Uganda

The under-5 mortality rate in Uganda is 74 per 1,000 live births according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, 7% of deaths are caused by lower respiratory infections, and 2% from Ischemic Heart Disease. Poor health effects from cookstoves that are commonly used in Uganda are one contributing factor to these statistics.

Strategies for Improved Cookstove Adoption in Urban Uganda

Research Overview

PATH's research aimed to increase the uptake and correct use of the Top-Lit UpDraft (TLUD) stove* in low-income, peri-urban regions surrounding Kampala, Uganda. The researchers selected the TLUD stove stove because of its high efficiency and great potential for improving the health effects of cookstoves.

Strategies for Improved Cookstove Adoption in Rural Uganda

Research Overview

This project builds on Impact Carbon’s existing presence in Uganda with the Uganda Efficient Stove Project. The research has four main stages: feasibility study, baseline assessment, intervention implementation, and endline analysis.

After the preliminary feasibility study, the project chose to use the Envirofit G-3300* stove for their intervention. This stove was selected through focus groups that identified it as the most locally appropriate, acceptable and efficient cookstove.

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July 08, 2017
Five presentations occurred at iHEA 2017 from two TRAction-supported...