Second Round Annual Survey to monitor program effectiveness of the IRMNH Programme
UNFPA - Sierra Leone
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Reproductive Health / Maternal health / newborn health
Narrative description of project:
DFID (UK AID) provides financial assistance over four years (2012/13-2015/16) to support the "Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (IRMNH)" Programme, aimed at reducing maternal mortality and neonatal morbidity and expanding demand for use of family planning (FP) and other services related to reproductive health (RH) for women of childbearing age, men and youth in thirteen (13) districts in the Sierra Leone.
UNFPA is primarily responsible for achieving two objectives under the program IRMNH Sierra Leone, supported by DFID:
• Obj. 1: Increased awareness of information and services for SRH services
• Obj. 2: Increased use of modern family planning services
However, reports on the evidence of the effectiveness of program interventions IRMNH were limited and additional data collection efforts needed to be undertaken. For this reason, UNFPA would conduct three annual surveys of program indicators IRMNH to monitor progress of the program over a period of 3 years (2013, 2014 and 2015).
Health sector review. Proposal for strengthening of health sector. Project identification in the area of district support, essential drugs supply, and basic training of health personnel.