Essential Newborn Care Corps Project Evaluation Findings
Piloting the intervention in the resource-poor setting of Bo District, Sierra Leone, the project provides standardized training to TBAs as MNCH health promoters to ensure quality care for pregnant women and newborns and to properly refer complications during home visits while selling health-related products. MNHPs provide a linkage between the community and government health facilities by referring women to the facilities for medical care. Selling products complements the MNHPs’ primary role in referring women to health facilities and the income they earn from sales provides an incentive for them to do so.
JSI served as the global research partner for the initiative. In this report, we present triangulated findings from quantitative surveys, repeated qualitative studies, and program monitoring data. That goal was to elicit the effectiveness of the HP and HP+ interventions (alone and combined) on utilization of MNCH services and to examine whether the intervention followed the pathways of change as outlined in the TOC. The following concluding slides summarize the findings of this mixed-method evaluation study, including the successes and challenges ENCC had during its three years of implementation.
Disha Ali, Sophia Magalona & Yeri Son, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. 2016
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