The Role of Measurement in Tracking Progress When Scaling Up Maternal Health Interventions

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By: Ann K. Blanc, Vice President/Director, Poverty, Gender, and Youth program, Population Council; Katharine J. McCarthy, Staff Associate, Population Council

As attention in maternal health shifts to a new emphasis on ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) and addressing inequities, the tracking of progress will remain important. A key aspect of these future efforts will require the valid measurement of not only contact with maternal and newborn health services but also coverage of key interventions that reflect the quality of services received…read more