Baseline Study on Access and Utilisation of PMTCT and Maternal Health Services in Nakaseke, Kamuli and Mbarara Distrcits « Surveys « Downloads

Date postedDecember 2, 2010
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November 2008

With support from the Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid), UNHCO is implementing activities in new intervention areas, with a special focus on maternal health and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services, aimed at improving health standards in three targeted districts (Kamuli, Mbarara and Nakaseke). These activities require target setting and empirical benchmarks for focused implementation.

The baseline had two objectives: Assessing the status quo in the operational districts regarding maternal health and PMTCT services; and assessing the extent to which the project risks and assumptions will be addressed.

The baseline employed both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and covered a total of 300 persons in the three districts. The first activity of the baseline was selection of entry points. The goal was to select three entry points per district. The criteria used in the selection in each district were: Spread of health facilities in terms of the sub counties or health sub districts; Maternal health services offered by the health facility, including PMTCT; The need to capture various levels of health service delivery in terms of levels of health facilities; and The need to capture private and public health services providers/ facilities.

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