Maternal|Child Health

Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Endline Report

The benefits of family planning go beyond the prevention of maternal and child mortality and extend to poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and the empowerment of women. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to reducing unintended pregnancy in the developing world by increasing access to high-quality, voluntary family planning services. The Urban Reproductive Health (RH) Initiative, initiated in 2009, is one component of the foundation’s strategy that targets the expansion of quality family planning services in selected urban areas of Uttar Pradesh, India; Kenya; Nigeria; and Senegal. To build scientific evidence for urban family planning efforts, the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project, led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), conducted an impact evaluation of the country-specific Urban Health Initiative (UHI) program in Uttar Pradesh, India. [102 pages] Read More...

Strengthening the Community Support System to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

Evaluation on Strengthening the Community Support System to Improve Maternal and Infant Health project in Gaibandha District, Bangladesh from November 2015-November 2017. [39 pages] Read More...

‘We Pledge to Improve the Health of Our Entire Community’

Motivation is critical to health worker performance and work quality. In Bihar, India, frontline health workers provide essential health services for the state’s poorest citizens. Yet, there is a shortfall of motivated and skilled providers and a lack of coordination between two cadres of frontline health workers and their supervisors. CARE India developed an approach aimed at improving health workers’ performance by shifting work culture and strengthening teamwork and motivation. The intervention—“Team-Based Goals and Incentives”—supported health workers to work as teams towards collective goals and rewarded success with public recognition and non-financial incentives. [19 pages] Read More...

Communities, Organizing and Mobilizing to Eliminate mother to child Transmission (COMET)

This End of Project Evaluation was done to highlight results for implementing the above mentioned interventions over the last two years. The study was conducted between December 2015 and January 2016 and generated results through the use of both quantitative and qualitative assessment methods; field visits, household interviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, project document reviews (i.e., MoH-National PMTCT reports and protocols including COMET project progress reports and facility Health Management Information System – 2015)). The subsequent sections will highlight some of the findings. [44 page] Read More...

Assessment of Private Health Facilities’ Engagement in Provision of Maternal and Child Health Care Services

Care International has implemented Opportunity for Mother and Infant Development (OMID) project in Afghanistan. OMID is a community based maternal and child health project. OMID is holistic health care delivery approach targeting districts 01 and 02. Care International plans to scale up this approach to district 06 as well.

Men’s knowledge and awareness of maternal, neonatal and child health care in urban Afghanistan- Descriptive cross sectional study

The status of men’s knowledge and awareness on maternal, neonatal and child health care are largely unknown in Afghanistan and the effect of community focused interventions in improving men’s knowledge is largely unexplored. This study identifies the extent of men’s knowledge and awareness on maternal, neonatal and child health. [9 pages] Read More...

Final Evaluation of Opportunities for Mothers and Infants Development Project

The evaluation was conducted to ascertain the degree of achievement and progress toward project output, outcome and overall objectives and determine the extent of project contribution in health needs of community examine. A multi-stage, stratified sampling design was used to select mothers from eligible women— women who were married, living in both districts and aged 14 to 49 years.

Baseline Assessment on Maternal New Born and Child Health in District Two of Kabul City

The KAP survey aimed to identify knowledge gaps, attitude patterns, and practices that may facilitate understanding and action or create barriers to Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH). A Cross-sectional descriptive study design was utilized to provide information on key knowledge, attitude and practice variables related to maternal, newborn and child health with 375 household in 2nd district.

Among others, the following are the key findings of the survey:

1. High total fertility rate,
2. Low uptake of family planning/ birth spacing methods, especially long term methods,
3. High drop outs in routine vaccinations
4. High level of pregnancy complications
5. High level of miscarriage, abortion and children death after birth.
6. High delivery related risks and
7. Low level of delivery preparedness
8. Low ANC services uptake.
9. Considerable knowledge gaps and misconceptions regarding some aspects of MNCH Read More...

SHOUHARDO III Midterm Methodology report

This Volume II of the report for the Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the SHOUHARDO III Program implemented by CARE and local partners in Bangladesh summarizes the methodology that was used to conduct the MTE over the period from late October 2017 through mid-June 2018. This resource document is being provided as a separate document from the MTE Summary Report (Volume I) [also available on this site] which summarizes the priority recommendations that emerged from the MTE Process. (148 pages) Read More...

SHOUHARDO III Mid Term Summary

recommendations for the remaining life of the program to increase effectiveness in achieving sustainable impact and increase efficiency in use of resources. The MTE was planned and implemented over the period from late October 2017, through mid-June, 2018, with information gathering and preliminary analysis undertaken in Bangladesh from February 12 through March 12. The SHOUHARDO III Program is being implemented in 947 villages in 115 unions in 23 upazilas in 8 districts1 in northern Bangladesh. The goal of the program is to achieve improved gender equitable food and nutrition security and resilience for vulnerable people living in the flood-prone Char and Haor Regions of Bangladesh by 2020. The program is specifically targeting people defined by their communities as poor or extreme poor (PEP), expecting to have lasting impact by the end of its life on around 675,000 persons. The overall program value is USD 80 million3 from the United States Government with a complementary funding of USD 7,707,490 million from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). A total of 126,810 Metric Tons (MTs) of commodities are planned for monetization over the life of the program, and 11,540 MT of commodities are planned for distribution under the maternal and child health and nutrition component (Purpose 2) of the program. (82 pages) Read More...

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