Ben Bellows

Summary

Affiliation: Population Council
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Redeeming qualities: exploring factors that affect women's use of reproductive health vouchers in Cambodia
    Carinne D Brody
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, 7360, 94720, Berkeley, CA, USA
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:13. 2013
  2. pmc Increase in facility-based deliveries associated with a maternal health voucher programme in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya
    Ben Bellows
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Rd, General Accident House, PO Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 28:134-42. 2013
  3. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and status in Cambodia
    Benjamin Bellows
    Population Council, General Accident House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 11:667. 2011
  4. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and RH status: Bangladesh
    Ubaidur Rob
    Population Council, House CES B 21, Road 118, Gulshan, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Public Health 11:257. 2011
  5. pmc A policy analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya
    Timothy Abuya
    Population Council Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:540. 2012
  6. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive health behaviors and status in Kenya
    Charlotte Warren
    Population Council, General Accident Insurance House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 11:177. 2011
  7. pmc Community experiences and perceptions of reproductive health vouchers in Kenya
    Rebecca Njuki
    Population Council, P, O, Box 17643 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 13:660. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Assessing the population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya
    Francis Obare
    Population Council, P O Box 17643, Nairobi, Kenya Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 102:183-9. 2014
  9. pmc An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda
    Jerry Okal
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Road, P, O, Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:38. 2013
  10. pmc Exploring the effectiveness of the output-based aid voucher program to increase uptake of gender-based violence recovery services in Kenya: a qualitative evaluation
    Rebecca Njuki
    Population Council, P, O Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:426. 2012

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Publications20

  1. pmc Redeeming qualities: exploring factors that affect women's use of reproductive health vouchers in Cambodia
    Carinne D Brody
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, 7360, 94720, Berkeley, CA, USA
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:13. 2013
    ..In Cambodia, a reproductive health voucher program was implemented in January 2011. This study aims to explore women's early experiences accessing health services with their vouchers at accredited clinics...
  2. pmc Increase in facility-based deliveries associated with a maternal health voucher programme in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya
    Ben Bellows
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Rd, General Accident House, PO Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 28:134-42. 2013
    ..To measure whether there was an association between the introduction of an output-based voucher programme and the odds of a facility-based delivery in two Nairobi informal settlements...
  3. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and status in Cambodia
    Benjamin Bellows
    Population Council, General Accident House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 11:667. 2011
    ..However, there is a paucity of evidence describing how these programs function in different settings for various reproductive health services...
  4. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and RH status: Bangladesh
    Ubaidur Rob
    Population Council, House CES B 21, Road 118, Gulshan, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Public Health 11:257. 2011
    ..At this point in time, however, there is a paucity of evidence describing how the various voucher programs function in different settings, for various reproductive health services...
  5. pmc A policy analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya
    Timothy Abuya
    Population Council Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:540. 2012
    ..Little evidence exists on the experience of implementing such programs in different settings. We describe the implementation process of the Kenyan OBA program and draw implications for scale up...
  6. pmc Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive health behaviors and status in Kenya
    Charlotte Warren
    Population Council, General Accident Insurance House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 11:177. 2011
    ..Population Council, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, intends to generate evidence around the 'voucher and accreditation' approaches to improving the reproductive health of low income women in Kenya...
  7. pmc Community experiences and perceptions of reproductive health vouchers in Kenya
    Rebecca Njuki
    Population Council, P, O, Box 17643 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 13:660. 2013
    ..This paper examines community members' views of the output-based aid voucher program in Kenya...
  8. doi request reprint Assessing the population-level impact of vouchers on access to health facility delivery for women in Kenya
    Francis Obare
    Population Council, P O Box 17643, Nairobi, Kenya Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 102:183-9. 2014
    ..The implication is that substantial improvements in service uptake could be achieved if the program subsidized transportation costs as well. ..
  9. pmc An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda
    Jerry Okal
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Road, P, O, Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:38. 2013
    ..This paper describes a reproductive health voucher program that contracts private facilities in Uganda and explores the policy and implementation issues associated with expansion of the program to include public sector facilities...
  10. pmc Exploring the effectiveness of the output-based aid voucher program to increase uptake of gender-based violence recovery services in Kenya: a qualitative evaluation
    Rebecca Njuki
    Population Council, P, O Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:426. 2012
    ..Few studies in Africa have explored in detail the ability of output-based aid (OBA) voucher programs to increase access to gender-based violence recovery (GBVR) services...
  11. pmc Does a voucher program improve reproductive health service delivery and access in Kenya?
    Rebecca Njuki
    Centre for Population Health Research and Management, P O BOX 1907 00202, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:206. 2015
    ..This study examines the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of healthcare providers and facility managers in the Kenya reproductive health output-based approach voucher program...
  12. pmc The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
    Timothy Abuya
    Population Council, PO Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 15:224. 2015
    ..Little is known about interventions aimed at lowering the frequency of disrespectful and abusive behaviors...
  13. pmc Community-level effect of the reproductive health vouchers program on out-of-pocket spending on family planning and safe motherhood services in Kenya
    Francis Obare
    Reproductive Health Program, Population Council, Ralph Bunche Road, General Accident House, P O Box 17643, Nairobi, 00500, Kenya
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:343. 2015
    ..This paper examines the community-level effect of the reproductive health vouchers program on out-of-pocket expenditure on family planning, antenatal, delivery and postnatal care services in Kenya...
  14. pmc Exploring the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
    Timothy Abuya
    Population Council, P O Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 10:e0123606. 2015
    ..This paper describes manifestations of D&A experienced in Kenya and measures their prevalence...
  15. pmc Can reproductive health voucher programs improve quality of postnatal care? A quasi-experimental evaluation of Kenya's safe motherhood voucher scheme
    Claire Watt
    Jacaranda Health, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 10:e0122828. 2015
    ..This study addresses an important gap in the existing RH literature by using a strong evaluation design to assess RH voucher program effectiveness on quality improvement. ..
  16. pmc Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
    Charlotte Warren
    Population Council, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:21. 2013
    ..Formative research will be undertaken to test the reliability and validity of a disrespect and abuse (D&A) construct and to then measure the prevalence of disrespect and abuse suffered by clinic clients and the general population...
  17. pmc Reproductive health voucher program and facility based delivery in informal settlements in Nairobi: a longitudinal analysis
    Djesika D Amendah
    African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e80582. 2013
    ..This paper investigated whether women who bought the voucher for their index child and had a FBD were more likely to deliver a subsequent child in a facility compared to those who did not buy vouchers...
  18. pmc Determinants of health insurance ownership among women in Kenya: evidence from the 2008-09 Kenya demographic and health survey
    James K Kimani
    Population Council, General Accident Insurance House, Ralph Bunche Road, P, O, Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Equity Health 13:27. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the determinants associated with health insurance ownership among women in Kenya...
  19. pmc Community-level impact of the reproductive health vouchers programme on service utilization in Kenya
    Francis Obare
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Road, P O Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 28:165-75. 2013
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  20. pmc Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: a comprehensive review
    Corinne Grainger
    Population Council, Ralph Bunche Rd, PO Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Equity Health 13:33. 2014
    ..This paper examines commonalities and differences in voucher design and implementation, highlighting lessons learned for the design of new voucher programmes...