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Cost-effectiveness of maternal and perinatal health interventions for global implementation

Over the past 10 years, WHO has issued over 400 recommendations on interventions to improve maternal and perinatal healthcare. In developing these recommendations, international experts consider the available evidence of effectiveness, acceptability and cost-effectiveness, in order to guide healthcare providers globally on how to use these interventions appropriately. It is widely recognised that there is insufficient evidence on the cost-effectiveness of many of these interventions. This obstructs implementation in many countries - particularly lower-income countries where healthcare resources are scarce. In this project, the student will conduct a systematic scoping review to identify available studies reporting on the cost-effectiveness of priority maternal and perinatal health interventions. The student will work with the Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Group at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne . This project will allow the student to gain experience in global maternal and perinatal health epidemiology, systematic review and quantitative analysis methodologies, with a view to a scientific publication.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Maternal, perinatal healthcare, cost-effectiveness, lower-income countries, epidemiology, systematic review, quantitative analysis
Available options 
Masters by research
Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
Burnet Institute
Nick Scott

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