National Community Health Information Systems in Four African Countries

MCSP adapted MEASURE Evaluation’s broader Community-Based Information System Model to produce a framework for developing and implementing community health information system (CHIS), with a thematic focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. The framework identifies seven key dimensions of a robust CHIS, around which this report organizes its findings. […]

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Supporting Communities to Use Health Data

MCSP, in collaboration with the Health Data Collaborative (HDC), has led the effort to improve data collection and data use at the community level. These efforts led to the development of the new resource package on Supporting Communities to Use Health Data. This resource package walks users through how to engage data users and producers; […]

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Proposing Standardised Geographical Indicators of Physical Access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in Low-Income and Middle Income Countries

This paper proposes three additional emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) indicators to the standard set for monitoring EmONC; two consider physical accessibility and a third addresses referral time from basic to comprehensive EmONC services. We provide examples to illustrate how the AccessMod tool can be used to measure these indicators, analyse service utilisation and […]

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Using Spatial Analysis and GIS to Improve Planning and Resource Allocation in a Rural District of Bangladesh

The application of a geographic information system (GIS) in public health is relatively common in Bangladesh. However, the use of GIS for planning, monitoring and decision-making by local-level managers has not been well documented. This assessment explored how effectively local government health managers used maps with spatial data for planning, resource allocation and programme monitoring. […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program