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FIGO good practice recommendations on the importance of registry data for monitoring rates and health systems performance in prevention and management of preterm birth.

J Frederik Frøen, Ana Bianchi, Ann-Beth Moller, Bo Jacobsson, ,

FIGO calls for strengthening of health information systems for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services, co-designed with users, to ensure the timely accessibility of actionable high-quality data for all stakeholders engaged in preventing and managing preterm birth consequences. FIGO calls for strengthening of investments and capacity for implementing digital ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 155(1):5-7]

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A Scoping Review of Adolescent Health Indicators.

Holly Newby, Andrew D Marsh, Ann-Beth Moller, Emmanuel Adebayo, Peter S Azzopardi, Liliana Carvajal, Lucy Fagan, Howard S Friedman, Mariame Guèye Ba, Ann Hagell, Alison Morgan, Elizabeth Saewyc, Regina Guthold,

<h4>Purpose</h4>A host of recent initiatives relating to adolescent health have been accompanied by varying indicator recommendations, with little stakeholder coordination. We assessed currently included adolescent health-related indicators for their measurement focus, identified overlap across initiatives, and determined measurement gaps.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a scoping review to map the existing indicator landscape as ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2021, 69(3):365-374]

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A call for standardised age-disaggregated health data.

Theresa Diaz, Kathleen L Strong, Bochen Cao, Regina Guthold, Allisyn C Moran, Ann-Beth Moller, Jennifer Requejo, Ritu Sadana, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, Emmanuel Adebayo, Elsie Akwara, Agbessi Amouzou, John J Aponte Varon, Peter S Azzopardi, Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Liliana Carvajal, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Sarah Crofts, Saeed Dastgiri, Jeremiah S Dery, Shatha Elnakib, Laura Fagan, B Jane Ferguson, Julia Fitzner, Howard S Friedman, Ann Hagell, Eduard Jongstra, Laura Kann, Somnath Chatterji, Mike English, Philippe Glaziou, Claudia Hanson, Ahmad R Hosseinpoor, Andrew Marsh, Alison P Morgan, Melinda K Munos, Abdisalan Noor, Boris I Pavlin, Rich Pereira, Tyler A Porth, Joanna Schellenberg, Rizwana Siddique, Danzhen You, Lara M E Vaz, Anshu Banerjee,

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda calls for health data to be disaggregated by age. However, age groupings used to record and report health data vary greatly, hindering the harmonisation, comparability, and usefulness of these data, within and across countries. This variability has become especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read more >>

Lancet Healthy Longev (The Lancet. Healthy longevity)
[2021, 2(7):e436-e443]

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Trends and projections of caesarean section rates: global and regional estimates.

Ana Pilar Betran, Jiangfeng Ye, Ann-Beth Moller, João Paulo Souza, Jun Zhang,

<h4>Background</h4>The caesarean section (CS) rate continues to increase across high-income, middle-income and low-income countries. We present current global and regional CS rates, trends since 1990 and projections for 2030.<h4>Methods</h4>We obtained nationally representative data on the CS rate from countries worldwide from 1990 to 2018. We used routine health information systems ... Read more >>

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2021, 6(6):]

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health for all in sub-Saharan Africa: a spotlight on inequalities.

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Sarah Neal, Ann-Beth Moller,

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2021, 18(Suppl 1):118]

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Protocol for a scoping review to identify and map in-service education and training materials for midwifery care in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2020.

Joanne Welsh, Mechthild M Gross, Claudia Hanson, Hashim Hounkpatin, Ann-Beth Moller,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Maternal and neonatal mortality are disproportionally high in low-and middle-income countries. In 2017 the global maternal mortality ratio was estimated to be 211 per 100 000 live births. An estimated 66% of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Training programmes that aim to prepare providers of midwifery care vary considerably across ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2021, 11(3):e047118]

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Assessment of midwifery care providers intrapartum care competencies, in four sub-Saharan countries: a mixed-method study protocol.

Ann-Beth Moller, Joanne Welsh, Mechthild M Gross, Max Petzold, Elizabeth Ayebare, Effie Chipeta, Hashim Hounkpatin, Bianca Kandeya, Beatrice Mwilike, Antoinette Sognonvi, Claudia Hanson,

<h4>Background</h4>We aim to assess competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of midwifery care providers as well as their experiences and perceptions of in-service training in the four study countries; Benin, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda as part of the Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa project ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2021, 18(1):50]

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Priority Areas for Adolescent Health Measurement.

Regina Guthold, Ann-Beth Moller, Emmanuel Adebayo, Liliana Carvajal, Carolin Ekman, Lucy Fagan, Jane Ferguson, Howard S Friedman, Mariame Guèye Ba, Ann Hagell, Kid Kohl, Peter S Azzopardi,

<h4>Purpose</h4>We establish priority areas for adolescent health measurement and identify current gaps, aiming to focus resources on the most relevant data to improve adolescent health.<h4>Methods</h4>We collected four critical inputs to inform priority setting: perspectives of youth representatives, country priorities, disease burden, and existing measurement efforts. Health areas identified from the ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2021, 68(5):888-898]

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Monitoring the status of selected health related sustainable development goals: methods and projections to 2030.

Kathleen Strong, Abdislan Noor, John Aponte, Anshu Banerjee, Richard Cibulskis, Theresa Diaz, Peter Ghys, Philippe Glaziou, Mark Hereward, Lucia Hug, Vladimira Kantorova, Mary Mahy, Ann-Beth Moller, Jennifer Requejo, Leanne Riley, Lale Say, Danzhen You,

<b>Background</b>: Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal indicators (SDGs) and their targets plays an important role in understanding and advocating for improved health outcomes for all countries. We present the United Nations (UN) Inter-agency groups' efforts to support countries to report on SDG health indicators, project progress towards 2030 targets and build ... Read more >>

Glob Health Action (Global health action)
[2020, 13(1):1846903]

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Unintended pregnancy and abortion by income, region, and the legal status of abortion: estimates from a comprehensive model for 1990-2019.

Jonathan Bearak, Anna Popinchalk, Bela Ganatra, Ann-Beth Moller, Özge Tunçalp, Cynthia Beavin, Lorraine Kwok, Leontine Alkema,

<h4>Background</h4>Unintended pregnancy and abortion estimates document trends in sexual and reproductive health and autonomy. These estimates inform and motivate investment in global health programmes and policies. Variability in the availability and reliability of data poses challenges for measuring and monitoring trends in unintended pregnancy and abortion. We developed a new ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2020, 8(9):e1152-e1161]

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What is meant by validity in maternal and newborn health measurement? A conceptual framework for understanding indicator validation.

Lenka Benova, Ann-Beth Moller, Kathleen Hill, Lara M E Vaz, Alison Morgan, Claudia Hanson, Katherine Semrau, Shams Al Arifeen, Allisyn C Moran,

BACKGROUND:Rigorous monitoring supports progress in achieving maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity reductions. Recent work to strengthen measurement for maternal and newborn health highlights the existence of a large number of indicators being used for this purpose. The definitions and data sources used to produce indicator estimates vary and challenges ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(5):e0233969]

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Implementation of the new WHO antenatal care model for a positive pregnancy experience: a monitoring framework.

Samantha R Lattof, Allisyn C Moran, Nancy Kidula, Ann-Beth Moller, Chandani Anoma Jayathilaka, Theresa Diaz, Özge Tunçalp,

Monitoring the implementation and impact of routine antenatal care (ANC), as described in the new World Health Organization (WHO) ANC model, requires indicators that go beyond the previously used global benchmark indicator of four or more ANC visits. To enable consistent monitoring of ANC content and care processes and to ... Read more >>

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2020, 5(6):]

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Assessing coverage of interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition.

Jennifer Requejo, Theresa Diaz, Lois Park, Doris Chou, Allysha Choudhury, Regina Guthold, Debra Jackson, Ann-Beth Moller, Jean-Pierre Monet, Allisyn C Moran, Lale Say, Kathleen L Strong, Anshu Banerjee,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2020, 368:l6915]

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Monitoring maternal and newborn health outcomes globally: a brief history of key events and initiatives.

Ann-Beth Moller, Jane H Patten, Claudia Hanson, Alison Morgan, Lale Say, Theresa Diaz, Allisyn C Moran,

<h4>Objective</h4>Over time, we have seen a major evolution of measurement initiatives, indicators and methods, such that today a wide range of maternal and perinatal indicators are monitored and new indicators are under development. Monitoring global progress in maternal and newborn health outcomes and development has been dominated in recent decades ... Read more >>

Trop Med Int Health (Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH)
[2019, 24(12):1342-1368]

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"What gets measured better gets done better": The landscape of validation of global maternal and newborn health indicators through key informant interviews.

Lenka Benova, Ann-Beth Moller, Allisyn C Moran,

<h4>Background</h4>A large number of indicators are currently used to monitor the state of maternal and newborn health, including those capturing dimensions of health system and input, care access and availability, care quality and safety, coverage and outcomes, and impact. Validity of these indicators is a key issue in the process ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2019, 14(11):e0224746]

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The State of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Mengjia Liang, Sandile Simelane, Guillem Fortuny Fillo, Satvika Chalasani, Katherine Weny, Pablo Salazar Canelos, Lorna Jenkins, Ann-Beth Moller, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Lale Say, Kristien Michielsen, Danielle Marie Claire Engel, Rachel Snow,

In the 25 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, significant progress has been made in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR). Trend analysis of key ASRHR indicators at global, national, and subnational levels indicates that adolescent girls today are more likely to marry later, delay ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2019, 65(6S):S3-S15]

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Delivering on global health priorities: the WHO Task Force on Nursing and Midwifery.

Elizabeth Iro, Asiya Odugleh-Kolev, Melissa Bingham, Arwa Oweis, Mikiko Kanda, Silvia Cassiani, Frances McConville, Julia Samuelson, Susan Jacoby, Ann Beth Moller, ,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2019, 393(10183):1784-1786]

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The Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent health (GAMA) Initiative-Rethinking Adolescent Metrics.

Regina Guthold, Ann-Beth Moller, Peter Azzopardi, Mariame Guèye Ba, Lucy Fagan, Valentina Baltag, Lale Say, Anshu Banerjee, Theresa Diaz,

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2019, 64(6):697-699]

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Pregnancies, abortions, and pregnancy intentions: a protocol for modeling and reporting global, regional and country estimates.

Jonathan Marc Bearak, Anna Popinchalk, Gilda Sedgh, Bela Ganatra, Ann-Beth Moller, Özge Tunçalp, Leontine Alkema,

<h4>Background</h4>Estimates of pregnancies, abortions and pregnancy intentions can help assess how effectively women and couples are able to fulfil their childbearing aspirations. Abortion incidence estimates are also a necessary foundation for research on the safety of abortions performed and the consequences of unsafe abortion. Furthermore, periodic estimates of these indicators ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2019, 16(1):36]

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Scoping review to identify and map the health personnel considered skilled birth attendants in low-and-middle income countries from 2000-2015.

Amy J Hobbs, Ann-Beth Moller, Alisa Kachikis, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Lale Say, Doris Chou,

INTRODUCTION:The "percentage of births attended by a skilled birth attendant" (SBA) is an indicator that has been adopted by several global monitoring frameworks, including the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda for regular monitoring as part of target 3.1 for reducing maternal mortality by 2030. However, accurate and consistent measurement is ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2019, 14(2):e0211576]

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Global, regional, and national estimates of levels of preterm birth in 2014: a systematic review and modelling analysis.

Saifon Chawanpaiboon, Joshua P Vogel, Ann-Beth Moller, Pisake Lumbiganon, Max Petzold, Daniel Hogan, Sihem Landoulsi, Nampet Jampathong, Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Malinee Laopaiboon, Cameron Lewis, Siwanon Rattanakanokchai, Ditza N Teng, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Kanokwaroon Watananirun, Jun Zhang, Wei Zhou, A Metin Gülmezoglu,

<h4>Background</h4>Preterm birth is the leading cause of death in children younger than 5 years worldwide. Although preterm survival rates have increased in high-income countries, preterm newborns still die because of a lack of adequate newborn care in many low-income and middle-income countries. We estimated global, regional, and national rates of ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2019, 7(1):e37-e46]

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Global epidemiology of use of and disparities in caesarean sections.

Ties Boerma, Carine Ronsmans, Dessalegn Y Melesse, Aluisio J D Barros, Fernando C Barros, Liang Juan, Ann-Beth Moller, Lale Say, Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Mu Yi, Dácio de Lyra Rabello Neto, Marleen Temmerman,

In this Series paper, we describe the frequency of, trends in, determinants of, and inequalities in caesarean section (CS) use, globally, regionally, and in selected countries. On the basis of data from 169 countries that include 98·4% of the world's births, we estimate that 29·7 million (21·1%, 95% uncertainty interval ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2018, 392(10155):1341-1348]

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Measures matter: A scoping review of maternal and newborn indicators.

Ann-Beth Moller, Holly Newby, Claudia Hanson, Alison Morgan, Shams El Arifeen, Doris Chou, Theresa Diaz, Lale Say, Ian Askew, Allisyn C Moran,

<h4>Background</h4>A variety of global-level monitoring initiatives have recommended indicators for tracking progress in maternal and newborn health. As a first step supporting the work of WHO's Mother and Newborn Information for Tracking Outcomes and Results (MoNITOR) Technical Advisory Group, we aimed to compile and synthesize recommended indicators in order to ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(10):e0204763]

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Equity and intrapartum care by skilled birth attendant globally: protocol for a systematic review.

Alisa Kachikis, Ann-Beth Moller, Tomas Allen, Lale Say, Doris Chou,

INTRODUCTION:Equity is a cross-cutting theme within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and central to the effort to improve maternal and child health globally. One key strategy to prevent maternal death set out in SDG 3 is assistance by a skilled birth attendant (SBA) at childbirth (indicator 3.1.2). However, the increased ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2018, 8(5):e019922]

Cited: 3 times

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The global epidemiology of preterm birth.

Joshua P Vogel, Saifon Chawanpaiboon, Ann-Beth Moller, Kanokwaroon Watananirun, Mercedes Bonet, Pisake Lumbiganon,

This article is a part of a series that focuses on the current state of evidence and practice related to preterm birth prevention. We provide an overview of current knowledge (and limitations) on the global epidemiology of preterm birth, particularly around how preterm birth is defined, measured, and classified, and what ... Read more >>

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol (Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology)
[2018, 52:3-12]

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