Joanne Ashton

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BACKGROUND The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality targets cannot be achieved without high quality, equitable coverage of interventions at and around the time of birth. This paper provides an overview of the methodology and findings of a nine paper series of in-depth analyses which focus on the specific challenges to(More)
Competence encompasses knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits. It is gained in the healthcare professions through pre-service education, in-service training, and work experience. Competence is a major determinant of provider performance as represented by conformance with various clinical, non-clinical, and interpersonal standards. Measuring competence is(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether setting and implementing adolescent-friendly standards improves the quality of adolescent services in clinics. DESIGN The evaluation used a quasi-experimental case-control design. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS Eleven public health clinics involved in the adolescent-friendly program [The National Adolescent Friendly Clinic(More)
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