Publish Date: June 2018
Measurements to assess potentially preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths which occur in health facilities are challenging. MCSP with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)—conducted a study to validate an indicator on facility-based perinatal mortality (FPM), which uses data found in the national health information systems (HMIS) in Tanzania. The indicator can be integrated into routine HMIS, and can be used in quality improvement initiatives to prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths. The measure can also potentially serve as a “sentinel” measure of the quality of intrapartum care.