One element of the operations research carried out by the Prevention of Maternal Mortality (PMM) teams in West Africa was a test of the indicators they used to monitor and evaluate their efforts.
A small number of process indicators directly related to the PMM interventions in the health facilities and in the communities was selected and monitored.
An examination of the teams'experiences in gathering and using these indicators shows :
(i) that they are extremely useful for project design and management ;
(ii) that the necessary data are obtainable ;
(iii) that staff need training to gather, interpret and use the data ;
(iv) that monitoring and evaluation systems must be designed so that managers will use the information ;
and (v) that data on the costs of interventions can be tracked and are useful for evaluation and replication.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Mortalité, Mère, Monitorage, Evaluation, Programme, Coût, Donnée, Homme, Femelle, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Mortality, Mother, Monitoring, Evaluation, Program, Costs, Data, Human, Female, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0033306
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 17/04/1998.