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Jacqueline Bell

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Ipact has a global reputation for expertise in managing maternal and newborn health implementation research in low and middle income countries. It is the technical assistance arm of Immpact, (the Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment), an internationally recognised maternal and newborn health research group. Our shared purpose is to generate new knowledge, share evidence and advance best practice in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve maternal health in developing countries. ,,We have managed projects and provided technical assistance in over 30 low and middle income countries throughout Africa and Asia. We are committed to building capacity and enhancing maternal health capabilities and reputations of our partners. Our portfolio includes large scale multifaceted evaluations of programme interventions and assessments of maternal health initiatives. We are housed within the University of Aberdeen which has an outstanding history of pioneering discovery over five hundred years.,,We were recently awarded funding by the Scottish Governments Malawi Development Fund in partnership with Robert Gordon University and the Ministry of Health in Malawi. Our project aims to support midwives in rural Africa, and in Malawi this involves giving technical and educational support to the MOH as they roll out a new cadre of midwives (Community Midwife Technicians, CMTs) to provide care to rural populations. We will develop a model for midwifery to help Malawi improve maternity services by providing rural areas with staff whose education has been tailored to address rural needs and who are adequately supported and retained by the health system and integrated into the local communities. ,,

Location in Scotland