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Sophie Marsden

Health Programmes Officer




The Tanzania Mixed Methods Baseline Report

In Tanzania, mNutrition is implemented through the ‘Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby’ (HPHB) SMS (text messaging) programme, which is part of the Wazazi Nipendeni mHealth platform (WN). The programme is run by the mHealth Tanzania public-private partnership, which was initiated in 2012 by...

15 February 2019


The Ghana Mixed Methods Baseline Report

This short report summarises and integrates the key findings from the initial data collection round of each evaluation component carried out between October 2016 and January 2017. We use the mNutrition theory of change (ToC) to examine the assumptions about causal links between outcomes and...

15 February 2019

Sophie Marsden’s recent work


Health and Nutrition

The Health and Nutrition Cluster pursues programmes of research and policy engagement on health systems, nutrition and understandings of zoonotic diseases. The focus is on bringing a critical social science perspective to how people, especially the poor, address their health and...


New film advocates for health policy and systems research

A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world.

9 May 2017

Past Event

mHealth, Health Systems and Development – An online blended learning course

IDS is excited to offer a FREE, online blended learning course on Mhealth, Health Systems and Development. The 5 week course, convened by Linda Waldman will introduce the student to the concept of mhealth and explore some of the wider debates about the implications of the increasing use of...

From 6 April 2016 until 6 May 2016