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Complementarity of Supply- and Demand-Side RBF in The Gambia: Implementation and Evaluation

SUMMARY

The Gambia’s National Nutrition Agency and Ministry of Health has been implementing the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project (MCNHRP) to increase the utilization of community nutrition and primary maternal and child health services. The project uses complementary approaches to address both supply- and demand-side constraints: a health facility-based PBF and an innovative community-based RBF to incentivize the use of health and nutrition services and adoption of key behaviors. This policy seminar will relate the experience of implementing this multi-faceted RBF and will share midline and endline impact evaluation results that studies each arm against a counterfactual, separately and in combination.

A light lunch will be served.

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Chair

Timothy G. Evans, Senior Director, HNP, World Bank

Tim has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems for more than 20 years through a range of leadership positions at BRAC, the WHO, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health, the GFF and GAVI. He earned his MD from McMaster University and DPhil from University of Oxford.

Speakers

Rifat A. Hasan, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank

Rifat Hasan works in the Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, currently focusing on India, and is the co-Principal Investigator for the mixed-methods impact evaluation of the MCNHRP. She received her Master’s in health and social behavior and PhD in global health and population, both from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Bakary Jallow, Project Facilitator, National Nutrition Agency

Bakary Jallow is the Project Facilitator of the MCNHRP, coordinating implementation and monitoring of the RBF. A trained Nurse/Midwife and Public Health Nutritionist with 30 years’ experience in community health, he received his MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Tropical Medicine.

Laura Ferguson, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Laura Ferguson is the director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at USC and the director of research at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. Her research focuses on health systems and the link between human rights and health outcomes, and she served as the Principal Investigator for the MCNHRP. She earned her PhD from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Modou Cheyassin Phall, Executive Director, National Nutrition Agency & MCNHRP Project Coordinator

Modou Cheyassin Phall joined the Nutrition Unit at the Ministry of Health in 1984 and currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Nutrition Agency and is the Project Coordinator for the MCNHRP. He holds a bachelor’s in human nutrition and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Discussants

Jeffery Tanner, Senior Economist, The GFF

Menno Mulder-Sibanda, Senior Nutrition Specialist, World Bank

Samuel L. Mills, Senior Health Specialist & MCNHRP Task Team Leader, World Bank

Materials