My Special Reports

“I’ve condensed my Strategy into Up the Stairway to Maternal-Newborn-Child Health.  The Stairway is based on the best practices and lessons I’ve learned during my career.  And the Stairway has been peer reviewed.  You can download the Stairway and use it in your work – it’s especially useful as a tool for participatory planning workshops.  Please note the inclusion of Gender Equity in Step 1: Gender Equity, and Women’s Empowerment are derived from Millennium Development Goal 3. They offer an excellent foundation for the other steps in the stairway.  Also, please note the word “Truth” at the end of each step: Truth refers to the important facts required to replace the many myths and fallacies that exist in every culture.  It is important to include “Know the Truth” campaigns in your behavior change communications and to communicate the campaign through all the available media for each target group.”  




My Recent Maternal-Newborn-Child Health (MNCH) Activities.  My recent consulting tasks include MNCH projects in Pakistan, India, Zambia, Uganda and Afghanistan. My tasks included all three components of the project management cycle: planning, implementation and assessment.

Use My Two Strategic Planning Tools
You can download and use these two strategic tools to plan your MNCH projects:

  1. Down The Dangerous Stairway to Poor Reproductive Health shows the risky downward path that millions of poor women and adolescent girls follow: these women and girls are often underweight and undernourished at birth, underfed during infancy and childhood, married too early, receive no antenatal care during pregnancy, then suffer obstetric complications that can lead to an early, unnecessary death. The Dangerous Stairway to Poor Reproductive Health is especially useful for showing male decision-makers, such as husbands, fathers and health officials, how they can support MNCH activities.

  2. Up the Stairway to Maternal-Newborn-Child Health shows the six upward steps that planners and managers can use to improve women`s health. Step number 1 is especially important because it includes women’s equity. “Know the Truth” activities in each step is also very important because The Truth replaces many dangerous myths about pregnancy and birth. Such myths are rampant among disadvantaged families and must be replaced by The Truth.
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My New Base
I have returned to Canada after more than 35 years of living in “other people’s countries” assisting managers of Maternal-Newborn-Child Health projects to plan, implement and assess their work. 

Can I Help You?  
I specialize in management of Maternal-Newborn-Child Health programs and projects in developing countries. My experience includes all three components of the project cycle – planning, implementation and assessment. If you want more details about my MNCH work, such as Social Marketing, Nutrition and Contraception, please click on the Resume/CV button, above. Or you can email me at
With my very best wishes for your successful MNCH programs and projects.

John Davies, DrPH


Click here to view my Social Marketing for Health: Did it All Begin with Condoms?
Social Marketing, Communications, Training, Business, Social Enterprise
Maternal, Reproductive & Sexual Health
Birth Spacing /Contraception
Child Nutrition, Oral Rehydration, Immunization
HIV/AIDS Control
Condom Programs
Supply Chain Security, Logistics and Essential Drugs Management
Monitoring & Evaluation
Long-term Positions
Selected Publications, Presentations & Reports
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