Global Maternal Health Conference 2013
Moderator: Beena Varghese, Public Health Foundation of India/St Johns Research Institute
The importance of monitoring and evaluation is needed not only for the success of a intervention, but for the evidence it provides for future programming.
In Bangladesh, Jahan described the increased use and uptake of contraceptives through a community education program.
Also in Bangladesh, McNab investigated the realist evaluation approach for MNH programs and explained how to conduct realist evaluations.
Fostering maternal and newborn care in India, the “Yashoda” way: evaluation of a facility-based intervention
Beena Varghese, Public Health Foundation of India/ St Johns Research Institute
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In India, a “Yashoda” (legendary foster mother in Indian mythology) was placed in the hospital to provide support to the mother and baby.Varghese described the improvement of outcomes with this intervention.
Stakeholder participatory monitoring and evaluation fostering quality maternal and child health service delivery
Florence Githinji, HealthChild
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Health Child, Uganda shared their results of a community strengthening model. Soud described an intervention to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths in Uganda, finding documentation as a processes needing assistance.