15 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania
The Saving Mothers Giving Life Initiative focuses on areas which are among the highest in need (started in Zambia and Uganda) for interventions in maternal health. Goldberg first discussed the intention of the program which is to focus on labor, delivery and the first 24 hours using a variety of interventions, with M&E being a key component to the program. By reviewing M&E components, future processes can be better assessed, as well as low-income interventions which can easily be reviewed. This panel reviewed different programs highlighting various innovations including: the use of verbal autopsy reports in measuring outcomes, results from baseline assessments of facilities included in the study, the importance of information systems and record keeping, using GIS data to better track information and using ethnographic assessments to learn more about what isn't being tracked by numbers.
Moderator: Howard Goldberg, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Monitoring and evaluation issues of the Saving Mothers Giving Life Initiative
Howard Goldberg, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
What can we learn from tracking delivery care in Saving Mothers Giving Life implementation sites?
Florina Serbanescu, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Addressing maternal mortality: Using geographic information systems for evaluating access to CeMOC in the Saving Mothers Giving Life Project in four districts of Western Uganda
Stephen McCracken, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Ethnographic assessment of factors that contribute to saving mothers’ lives–experiences from explorative studies in selected districts in Zambia
Alice Hazemba, University of Zambia, School of Medicine
Assessing health facility readiness to provide comprehensive maternal and newborn care services in four district in Western Uganda
Isaac Sebuliba, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda
Measuring maternal mortality using verbal autopsy methods
Buleti Nsemukila, University of Zambia
PPT Slides: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Nsemukila.pdf