Quality of antenatal care and household wealth as determinants of institutional delivery in Pakistan: Results of a cross-sectional household survey

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This article, published in the journal Reproductive Health, highlights the results of a household survey of 4,000 married women who had given birth in the two years before the survey was conducted in Sindh province, Pakistan. The survey collected data on socio-economic and demographic variables, the quality of antenatal care provided during a woman’s last pregnancy, and whether she delivered …

Piloting a Streamlined Index for Assessment of Quality of Labor and Delivery Care in Tanzania – Findings and Recommendations

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There is a need for streamlined observation-based tools to measure labor and delivery (L&D) care quality. Using data from the MCHIP Maternal and Newborn Quality of Care Surveys (QoC Surveys), a research study recently developed a short but comprehensive index of 20 informative indicators that can be used to measure the quality of routine L&D care by facility-based or external …

Case Study: Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes for Child Health Using the Standards-Based Management and Recognition Approach in Zimbabwe

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This case study aims to document the application of Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) as a quality improvement approach to the case management of childhood illness in Zimbabwe through MCHIP. The lessons learned about the implementation process, success factors, and challenges will illumine the adoption of SBM-R to improve the quality of case management of childhood illness, where applicable, in Maternal …

Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Tanzania

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This analysis is based on the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey data from Tanzania. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. Attachment Size Tanzania-PPFP.pdf 269.52 KB

Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Ghana

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This analysis is based on the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey data from Ghana. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. Attachment Size Ghana-PPFP.pdf 668.61 KB

Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Madagascar

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This analysis is based on the 2008-09 Demographic and Health Survey data from Madagascar. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. Attachment Size Madagascar-FP.pdf 667.78 KB