September 2017 | Volume 5 | Number 3
- Is the maternal death surveillance and response approach an effective use of resources in resource-poor settings to reduce maternal mortality?
- How can universal health coverage schemes be leveraged to expand family planning programs?
- How did a voucher and social franchise program increase uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives in Uganda?
- What were the success factors for achieving tobacco control in rural areas of India?
- How did the humanitarian response for Syrian refugees in Lebanon shift to providing care for noncommunicable diseases?
- Are young unmarried female migrants in urban China in need of contraceptive services?
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Most countries with high maternal (and newborn) mortality have very limited resources, overstretched health workers, and relatively weak systems and governance. To make important progress in reducing mortality, therefore, they need to carefully prioritize where to invest effort and funds. Given the demanding requirements to effectively implement the maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) approach, in many settings it makes more sense to focus effort on the known drivers of high mortality, e.g., reducing geographic, financial, and systems barriers to lifesaving maternal and newborn care.
Substantial progress has been made to strengthen health information systems, with most efforts focusing on digitization, improving data quality and analysis, and identifying problems. But the ultimate goal is using information to solve problems, which requires building an information use culture over time. How? Human-centered design, role modeling by senior managers in use of data, and incentive-based systems hold consider