Agbessi Amouzou

Associate Professor

20032019
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Research Output 2003 2019

2019

"Every Newborn-BIRTH" protocol: Observational study validating indicators for coverage and quality of maternal and newborn health care in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania

Day, L. T., Ruysen, H., Gordeev, V. S., Gore-Langton, G. R., Boggs, D., Cousens, S., Moxon, S. G., Blencowe, H., Baschieri, A., Rahman, A. E., Tahsina, T., Zaman, S. B., Hossain, T., Rahman, Q. S. U., Ameen, S., Arifeen, S. E., Ashish, K. C., Shrestha, S. K., Naresh, P. K. C., Singh, D. & 41 others, Jha, A. K., Jha, B., Rana, N., Basnet, O., Joshi, E., Paudel, A., Shrestha, P. R., Jha, D., Bastola, R. C., Ghimire, J. J., Paudel, R., Salim, N., Shamba, D., Manji, K., Shabani, J., Shirima, K., Mkopi, N., Mrisho, M., Manzi, F., Jaribu, J., Kija, E., Assenga, E., Kisenge, R., Pembe, A., Hanson, C., Mbaruku, G., Masanja, H., Amouzou, A., Azim, T., Jackson, D., Kabuteni, T. J., Mathai, M., Monet, J. P., Moran, A., Ram, P., Rawlins, B., Sæbø, J. I., Serbanescu, F., Vaz, L., Zaka, N. & Lawn, J. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of global health. 9, 1, 010902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nepal
Bangladesh
Tanzania
Observational Studies
Newborn Infant

Generating statistics from health facility data: The state of routine health information systems in Eastern and Southern Africa

Countdown to 2030 collaboration for Eastern and Southern Africa, Sep 1 2019, In : BMJ Global Health. 4, 5, e001849.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Health Information Systems
Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
Health Facilities
Health

Socioeconomic factors contributing to under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A decomposition analysis

Van Malderen, C., Amouzou, A., Barros, A. J. D., Masquelier, B., Van Oyen, H. & Speybroeck, N., Jun 14 2019, In : BMC public health. 19, 1, 760.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Africa South of the Sahara
Mothers
Mortality
Liberia
Reproductive History
2018
Open Access
Licensure
Nigeria
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pregnancy
Global Health

Countdown to 2030: tracking progress towards universal coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health

Countdown to 2030 Collaboration, Apr 14 2018, In : The Lancet. 391, 10129, p. 1538-1548 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Universal Coverage
Reproductive Health
Growth Disorders
Child Mortality
Stillbirth

Inequalities in maternal health care utilization in Benin: A population based cross-sectional study

Yaya, S., Uthman, O. A., Amouzou, A., Ekholuenetale, M. & Bishwajit, G., May 31 2018, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 18, 1, 194.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Benin
Maternal Health Services
Cross-Sectional Studies
Delivery of Health Care
Child Mortality
Azithromycin
Africa South of the Sahara
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Prevalence and determinants of terminated and unintended pregnancies among married women: Analysis of pooled cross-sectional surveys in Nigeria

Yaya, S., Amouzou, A., Uthman, O. A., Ekholuenetale, M., Bishwajit, G., Udenigwe, O., Hudani, A. & Shah, V., Mar 1 2018, In : BMJ Global Health. 3, 2, e000707.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nigeria
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pregnancy
Demography
Incest

Socioeconomic Inequalities Persist Despite Declining Stunting Prevalence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

da Silva, I. C. M., França, G. V., Barros, A. J. D., Amouzou, A., Krasevec, J. & Victora, C. G., Feb 1 2018, In : The Journal of nutrition. 148, 2, p. 254-258 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Growth Disorders
Rural Population
Demography

Thermal care of newborns: drying and bathing practices in Malawi and Bangladesh

Khan, S. M., Kim, E. T., Singh, K., Amouzou, A. & Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Global Health. 8, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Bangladesh
Hot Temperature
Newborn Infant
Demography

Use of intermittent preventive treatment among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from malaria indicator surveys

Yaya, S., Uthman, O. A., Amouzou, A. & Bishwajit, G., Feb 11 2018, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 3, 1, 18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Africa South of the Sahara
Malaria
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy
Therapeutics

Using community-based reporting of vital events to monitor child mortality: Lessons from rural Ghana

Helleringer, S., Arhinful, D., Abuaku, B., Humes, M., Wilson, E. B., Marsh, A., Clermont, A., Black, R. E., Bryce, J. & Amouzou, A., Jan 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 1, e0192034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Mortality
Ghana
volunteers
Volunteers
Monitoring

Why some women fail to give birth at health facilities: A comparative study between Ethiopia and Nigeria

Yaya, S., Bishwajit, G., Uthman, O. A. & Amouzou, A., May 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 5, e0196896.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Health Facilities
Nigeria
Health
Parturition
2017

A qualitative exploration of care-seeking pathways for sick children in the rural Oromia region of Ethiopia

Shaw, B., Amouzou, A., Miller, N. P., Bryce, J. & Surkan, P., Mar 9 2017, In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, 184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Health
Case Management
Interviews
Caregivers

Contribution of community health workers to improving access to timely and appropriate case management of childhood fever in Mozambique

Guenther, T., Sadruddin, S., Finnegan, K., Wetzler, E., Ibo, F., Rapaz, P., Koepsell, J., Khan, I. U. H. & Amouzou, A., Mar 7 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 1, 010402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mozambique
Case Management
Fever
Health Facilities
Child Care

Determinants of Integrated Management of hildhood Illness (IMCI) non-severe pneumonia classification and care in Malawi health facilities: Analysis of a national facility census

Johansson, E. W., Nsona, H., Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Amouzou, A. & Hildenwall, H., Nov 9 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020408.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Health Facilities
Censuses
Pneumonia
Odds Ratio

Does health facility service environment matter for the receipt of essential newborn care? Linking health facility and household survey data in Malawi

Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Mehra, V., Amouzou, A., Khan, S. M., Vaz, L., Guenther, T., Kalino, M. & Zaka, N., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020508.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Facility Environment
Malawi
Health Facilities
Health Services
Newborn Infant

Evidence from household surveys for measuring coverage of newborn care practices

Sitrin, D., Perin, J. L., Vaz, L. M. E., Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Khan, S. M., Fishel, J. & Amouzou, A., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Newborn Infant
Surveys and Questionnaires
Nepal
Bangladesh

Gap between contact and content in maternal and newborn care: An analysis of data from 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Amouzou, A., Mehra, V., Ziqi, M., Zaka, N. & Newby, H., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
Africa South of the Sahara
Postnatal Care
Mothers
Newborn Infant

Improving coverage measurement for reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health: Gaps and opportunities

The Core Group for Improving Coverage Measurement for MNCH, Jun 4 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 1, 010801.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproductive Health
Continuity of Patient Care
Stillbirth
Child Health
Infant Health

Measuring coverage of essential maternal and newborn care interventions: An unfinished agenda

Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Vaz, L. M. E., Singh, K., Sitrin, D., Moran, A. C., Khan, S. M. & Amouzou, A., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020101.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Mothers

Measuring postnatal care contacts for mothers and newborns: An analysis of data from the MICS and DHS surveys

Amouzou, A., Mehra, V., Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Khan, S. M., Sitrin, D. & Vaz, L., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postnatal Care
Mothers
Demography
Newborn Infant
Surveys and Questionnaires
Contraceptive Agents
Contraception
Parturition
Parity
Mothers

Protocol for a scoping review to identify and map the global health personnel considered skilled attendants at birth in low and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2015

Hobbs, A. J., Moller, A. B., Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Amouzou, A., Chou, D. & Say, L., Oct 1 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 10, e017229.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Parturition
Ethics
Organizations
Health Manpower

Skilled attendant at birth and newborn survival in Sub-Saharan Africa

Amouzou, A., Ziqi, M., Carvajal, L. & Quinley, J., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020504.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Africa South of the Sahara
Parturition
Newborn Infant
Prenatal Care
Quality of Health Care

The contribution of poor and rural populations to national trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health coverage: analyses of cross-sectional surveys from 64 countries

Victora, C. G., Barros, A. J. D., França, G. V. A., da Silva, I. C. M., Carvajal-Velez, L. & Amouzou, A., Apr 1 2017, In : The Lancet Global Health. 5, 4, p. e402-e407

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproductive Health
Rural Population
Cross-Sectional Studies
Mothers
United Nations

The importance of skin-to-skin contact for early initiation of breastfeeding in Nigeria and Bangladesh

Singh, K., Khan, S. M., Carvajal-Aguirre, L., Brodish, P., Amouzou, A. & Moran, A., Dec 20 2017, In : Journal of Global Health. 7, 2, 020505.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bangladesh
Nigeria
Breast Feeding
Skin
Newborn Infant
2016
Ethiopia
Case Management
Caregivers
Health
Rural Health

Assessment of the impact of quality improvement interventions on the quality of sick child care provided by Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia

Miller, N. P., Amouzou, A., Hazel, E., Legesse, H., Degefie, T., Tafesse, M., Black, R. E. & Bryce, J., 2016, In : Journal of Global Health. 6, 2, 020404.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Case Management
Child Care
Quality Improvement
Quality of Health Care

Can community health workers report accurately on births and deaths? Results of field assessments in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mali

Silva, R., Amouzou, A., Munos, M. K., Marsh, A., Hazel, E., Victora, C., Black, R. E. & Bryce, J., Jan 5 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 1, e0144662.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community health workers
Mali
Malawi
Ethiopia
Health

Countdown to 2030 for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition

Victora, C., Requejo, J. H., Boerma, T., Amouzou, A., Bhutta, Z. A., Black, R. E. & Chopra, M., Nov 1 2016, In : The Lancet Global Health. 4, 11, p. e775-e776

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Reproductive Health
Infant Health
Child Health
Adolescent Health
Maternal Health

Diarrhea management in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: Does the source of care matter? A Countdown analysis

Carvajal-Vélez, L., Amouzou, A., Perin, J. L., Maiga, A., Tarekegn, H., Akinyemi, A., Shiferaw, S., Young, M., Bryce, J. & Newby, H., Aug 19 2016, In : BMC Public Health. 16, 1, 830.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Africa South of the Sahara
Diarrhea
Health Facilities
Practice Management
Sierra Leone
Child Mortality
Ethiopia
Case Management
Mortality
Quality of Health Care
Malawi
pregnancy outcome
Telemedicine
Pregnancy Outcome
Documentation

Improved measurement for mothers, newborns and children in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

Marchant, T., Bryce, J., Victora, C., Moran, A. C., Claeson, M., Requejo, J. H., Amouzou, A., Walker, N., Boerma, T. & Grove, J., 2016, In : Journal of Global Health. 6, 1, 010506.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Health Care
Conservation of Natural Resources
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Proxy

Independent evaluation of the integrated community case management of childhood illness strategy in Malawi using a national evaluation platform design

Amouzou, A., Kanyuka, M., Hazel, E., Heidkamp, R., Marsh, A., Mleme, T., Munthali, S., Park, L., Banda, B., Moulton, L. H., Black, R. E., Hill, K., Perin, J., Victora, C. G. & Bryce, J., Jun 1 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 94, 6, p. 1434-1435 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Malawi
Case Management

Independent evaluation of the integrated community case management of childhood illness strategy in Malawi using a national evaluation platform design

Amouzou, A., Kanyuka, M., Hazel, E., Heidkamp, R., Marsh, A., Mleme, T., Munthali, S., Park, L., Banda, B., Moulton, L. H., Black, R. E., Hill, K., Perin, J., Victora, C. G. & Bryce, J., Mar 1 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 94, 3, p. 574-583 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Case Management
Child Mortality
Cell Phones
Home Care Services

Malawi and Millennium Development Goal 4: A Countdown to 2015 country case study

Kanyuka, M., Ndawala, J., Mleme, T., Chisesa, L., Makwemba, M., Amouzou, A., Borghi, J., Daire, J., Ferrabee, R., Hazel, E., Heidkamp, R., Hill, K., Álvarez, M. M., Mgalula, L., Munthali, S., Nambiar, B., Nsona, H., Park, L., Walker, N., Daelmans, B. & 2 others, Bryce, J. & Colbourn, T., Mar 1 2016, In : The Lancet Global Health. 4, 3, p. e201-e214

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Infant Mortality
Child Mortality
Mortality
United Nations
Integrated Delivery of Health Care
Child Health Services
Public Health Practice
Communicable Disease Control
Burkina Faso

Patterns and determinants of antenatal care utilization: Analysis of national survey data in seven countdown countries

Saad-Haddad, G., DeJong, J., Terreri, N., Restrepo-Méndez, M. C., Perin, J. L., Vaz, L., Newby, H., Amouzou, A., Barros, A. J. D. & Bryce, J., 2016, In : Journal of Global Health. 6, 1, 010404.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Cambodia
Birth Intervals

"Real-Time" Monitoring of Under-Five Mortality: Lessons for Strengthened Vital Statistics Systems

RMM Working Group & Hill, K., Jan 1 2016, In : PLoS Medicine. 13, 1, p. e1001904

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vital Statistics
Child Mortality
Computer Systems
Preschool Children
Developing countries

Stillbirths: Rates, risk factors, and acceleration towards 2030

Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirths Series study group & The Lancet Stillbirth Epidemiology investigator group, Feb 6 2016, In : The Lancet. 387, 10018, p. 587-603 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stillbirth
Parturition
Maternal Death
Uncertainty
Newborn Infant

Strengthening community-based vital events reporting for real-time monitoring of under-five mortality: Lessons learned from the Balaka and Salima districts in Malawi

Joos, O., Amouzou, A., Silva, R., Banda, B., Park, L., Bryce, J., Kanyuka, M., Baugh, G., Hazel, E., Chimzimu, M., Lajia, K., Makoko, R. & Mleme, T., Jan 11 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 1, e0138406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Reproductive History
Health
pregnancy
Mortality

The UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities 3 years on: Global progress update and results of a multicountry assessment

Pronyk, P. M., Nemser, B., Maliqi, B., Springstubb, N., Sera, D., Karimov, R., Katwan, E., Walter, B., Bijleveld, P., Ahmed, K., Anderson, E., Armbruster, D., Betru, A., Bolan, N., Chopra, M., Clark, H., Coffey, P., Festin, M., Goh, N., Hedman, L. & 34 others, Holland, K., Kinter, A., Kaonga, N., Kristensen, F., Latimer, A., Levy, S., Miller, A., Nduba, J., Osur, J., Raj, S., Rich, S., Srinivasan, H., Storey, A., Tarekegn, H., Van de Weerdt, R., Velu, S., Vivio, D., Wackenreuter, B., Young, M., Amouzou, A., Dasgupta, A., Dusabe, S., Grabowsky, M., Jacobs, T., Jain, S., Koroma, D., Lam, F., Quinley, J., Reidy, M., Rockwell, K., Sacher, S., Weiss, W., Wilson, J. & Zorzi, N., Apr 1 2016, In : The Lancet Global Health. 4, 4, p. e276-e286

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

United Nations
Financial Management
Africa South of the Sahara
Reproductive Health
Norway

Understanding misclassification between neonatal deaths and stillbirths: Empirical evidence from Malawi

Liu, L., Kalter, H. D., Chu, Y., Kazmi, N., Koffi, A. K., Amouzou, A., Joos, O., Munos, M. K. & Black, R. E., Dec 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 12, e0168743.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Stillbirth
fetal death
death
Reproductive History

Verbal/Social Autopsy in Niger 2012-2013: A new tool for a better understanding of the neonatal and child mortality situation

Bensaïd, K., Yaroh, A. G., Kalter, H. D., Koffi, A. K., Amouzou, A., Maina, A. & Kazmi, N., 2016, In : Journal of Global Health. 6, 1, 010602.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niger
Child Mortality
Infant Mortality
Autopsy
Social Determinants of Health

Verbal/social autopsy study helps explain the lack of decrease in neonatal mortality in Niger, 2007-2010

Kalter, H., Yaroh, A. G., Maina, A., Koffi, A. K., Bensaïd, K., Amouzou, A. & Black, R. E., 2016, In : Journal of Global Health. 6, 1, 010604.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niger
Infant Mortality
Autopsy
Mothers
Prenatal Care
2015

Assessing the quality of sick child care provided by community health workers

Miller, N. P., Amouzou, A., Hazel, E., Degefie, T., Legesse, H., Tafesse, M., Pearson, L., Black, R. E. & Bryce, J., Nov 9 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 11, e0142010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community health workers
child care
Child Care
Observation
Health

Contraceptive use and distribution of high-risk births in Nigeria: A sub-national analysis

Akinyemi, A., Adedini, S., Hounton, S., Akinlo, A., Adedeji, O., Adonri, O., Friedman, H., Shiferaw, S., Maiga, A., Amouzou, A. & Barros, A. J. D., 2015, In : Global Health Action. 8, 1, 29745.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nigeria
Contraceptive Agents
Parturition
Delivery of Health Care
Family Planning Services

Count every newborn; A measurement improvement roadmap for coverage data

Moxon, S. G., Ruysen, H., Kerber, K. J., Amouzou, A., Fournier, S., Grove, J., Moran, A. C., Vaz, L. M. E., Blencowe, H., Conroy, N., Gülmezoglu, A. M., Vogel, J. P., Rawlins, B., Sayed, R., Hill, K., Vivio, D., Qazi, S. A., Sitrin, D., Seale, A. C., Wall, S. & 13 others, Jacobs, T., Ruiz Peláez, J. G., Guenther, T., Coffey, P. S., Dawson, P., Marchant, T., Waiswa, P., Deorari, A., Enweronu-Laryea, C., Arifeen, S. E., Lee, A. C. C., Mathai, M. & Lawn, J. E., Sep 11 2015, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 15, S8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newborn Infant
Stillbirth
Parturition
Kangaroo-Mother Care Method
Referral and Consultation