|Monitoring and evaluation strategy of the Plan to reduction the severe maternal morbidity and mortal|
Latin American Center for Perinatology Women and Reproductive Health
Plan of action to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity: monitoring and evaluation strategy.
Montevideo: CLAP/WR; 2012. (CLAP/WR. Scientific Publication; 1593-02)
The issue of reducing maternal morbidity and mortality has been addressed in the Region, nevertheless the results are still insufficient. Even though we have the knowledge about cost-effective interventions that could prevent over 90% of maternal deaths and severe obstetric complications, women and children still face financial, geographic, social, legal and attitudinal barriers which prevent them from accessing o quality services
Many things still need to be done within Health Services as there are deficiencies in coverage, quality, and continuity of care; in the availability of supplies; and in the equitable access to culturally sensitive health services regardless where a woman lives or of her socioeconomic status.
PAHO hopes that the approval and implementation of the “Plan of Action to Accelerate the Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity” with the broad commitment of the countries of the Americas, will allow women and children to exercise their basic rights and will foster social justice.
This document presents a set of indicators to measure progress and impact of the implementation of the Regional Plan, and to allow comparability of information across local adaptations.
PAHO will give technical support to countries in their efforts to monitoring and will submit biennially regional reports to the Governing Bodies to provide an analysis of the situation identify gaps for improvement and make necessary improvements to comply with the Plan’s goals.