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IPA is working to contribute meaningful data, evidence, and analysis to the governments and organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest analyses, news, and information about our response.
There is a large unmet need for family planning worldwide. IPA’s research on this topic includes examining incentives to use contraception and how factors like information and gender dynamics influence childbearing choices.
Every year, 2 to 3 million people die from diseases that could have been prevented with existing vaccines. IPA has synthesized evidence on demand-side interventions for improved vaccination and is working on projects to evaluate vaccine attitudes, increase demand through social incentives, improve vaccination services, and ultimately increase uptake.
Intimate Partner Violence
Almost one-third of women report experiencing intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. IPA has been a leader in the recent expansion of high-quality research to identify how we can substantially reduce IPV.
Malaria is preventable and curable, but worldwide there is still a lack of resources and knowledge on preventive measures. IPA has run evaluations on strategies such as free distribution of mosquito bednets and SMS message reminders to take malaria medication.
Maternal & Child Health
Thousands of children under age five die every day, mostly from preventable causes and treatable diseases. IPA is evaluating approaches that address the problems from different perspectives, such as healthcare delivery systems and safe water.
Inadequate nutrition not only has negative health consequences, but can also affect school attendance, labor force participation, and productivity. IPA has synthesized evidence on child growth and nutrition as part of its Child Growth and Development Initiative.
Quality of Care
Lack of income, poor infrastructure, and other factors continue to inhibit access to quality health services and use of health-promoting products worldwide. IPA has evaluated the impact of hundreds of interventions in this area.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of child mortality in LMICs, yet many cases could be prevented with good water quality and sanitation. IPA’s research explores the effectiveness of new and existing approaches for improving WASH.