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Tracking Progress

Frequent high-quality contacts between families and frontline workers are critical in ensuring that every woman and every child receive the interventions they need. Yet there are still too few contacts between families and health workers, and the quality of care being delivered is often sub-optimal.

Regular tracking of the progress of high quality health care provides an opportunity for reflection and course-correction in maternal and newborn health programmes.

IDEAS has worked with international partners to define a matrix of priority indicators for tracking, and worked in Gombe State in Nigeria to generate the data needed to make data-informed decisions there.

Published content

Blog Post
The Global and National Maternal Mortality Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals

Cross-posted from the MHTF Blog and written by Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director, Maternal Health Task Force; Sarah Hodin,...

Blog Post
Avoiding pregnant husbands and 30kg newborns – making electronic data collection work

Health Facility data tracking, Ethiopia. Copyright Rhys Williams Mobile technology has completely changed the face of data collection for...

Changes in maternal and newborn health care in Ethiopia

The aim of this study was to estimate changes in maternal and newborn health care in areas of Ethiopia where implementation projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were operating.