The goal of this programme was to undertake research to address maternal health problems of women in poor countries. Its purpose was to help create more effective services by developing new interventions or better service content; to inform effective deployment of resources by beginning to elucidate maternal health policy and health systems issues; to monitor and evaluate progress achieved by maternal health programmes; and to build a partnership of collaborators who could conduct such research, communicate findings effectively, and influence policy.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Panos. DFID Knowledge Programme on Effective Services, Effective Policies: new knowledge for safer motherhood in poor countries. Final Report 1999-2005. (2005) 22 pp.