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Research & Impact

Our research helps to demonstrate how digital tools can strengthen health systems and how data can be leveraged for health impact. At D-tree, we are committed to evidence-based decision making and use research and evaluation to guide our work. See our research publications below.

Our Research Highlights

Our Research Publications

Dec 26, 20201-11
Improving health facility delivery rates in Zanzibar, Tanzania through a large-scale digital community health volunteer program: A process evaluation.
Health Policy & Planning
Fulcher, I. R., Nelson, A., Tibaijuka, J., Seif, S., Lilienfeld, S., Abdalla O., Beckmann, N., Layer, E., Hedt-Gauthier, B., & Hoffman, R.
Apr 26, 2020
Towards a digitally-enabled, community-based responsive health system in Tanzania: a formative study for the Afya-Tek digitised health initiative.
The Lancet Global Health
Sarkar, N.D.P, Grietens, K.P., Dillip, A.
Jan 26, 202020(1), p.50
Errors in estimated gestational ages reduce the likelihood of health facility deliveries: results from an observational cohort study in Zanzibar.
BMC Health Services Research
Fulcher, I., Hedt, K., Marealle, S., Tibaijuka, J., Abdalla, O., Hofmann, R., Layer, E., Mitchell, M. and Hedt-Gauthier, B.
Dec 26, 20197(4):521-539
Effectiveness of an Electronic Partogram: A Mixed-Method, Quasi-Experimental Study Among Skilled Birth Attendants in Kenya.
Global Health: Science and Practice
Sanghvi H, Mohan D, Litwin L, Bazant E, Gomez P, MacDowell T, Onsase L, Wabwile V, Waka C, Qureshi Z, Omanga E, Gichangi A, Muia R
Jun 26, 201818;13(6):e0199400. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199400.
Impact of smartphone-assisted prenatal home visits on women’s use of facility delivery: Results from a cluster-randomized trial in rural Tanzania.
PLoS One
Hackett K, Lafleur C, Nyella P, Ginsburg O, Lou W, Sellen D
May 26, 20164(2):315-325
Family planning counseling in your pocket: a mobile job aid for community health workers in Tanzania.
Glob Health Sci Pract
Agarwal S, Lasway C, L’Engle K, Homan R, Layer E, Ollis S, et al.
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