WHO MoNITOR – validation of maternal and newborn indicators

Measuring different aspects of the health of mothers and their newborn babies is essential to construct a reliable picture of the state of women’s and babies’ health at global, regional, national and sub-national levels and to track progress towards achieving the aims of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Accurate measurement improves our knowledge of whether the effective interventions are being received by pregnant and post-partum women and their babies, and enables the targeting of resources to those most in need.

A technical advisory group on matters of measurement, metrics and monitoring of maternal and newborn health to the WHO, the Mother and Newborn Information for Tracking Outcomes and Results (MoNITOR), commissioned LSHTM experts from the Maternal Health team to conduct a situational analysis of different validation efforts for the maternal and newborn indicators and develop a conceptual framework to describe the various types of indicator validation work.

This work is led by Dr Lenka Benova and is expected to be completed by December 2018. Outputs from this work include presentations to the MoNITOR group and several peer-reviewed papers.

 

Learn more about the MoNITOR advisory group.

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