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Journal Article

Feb 7, 2018

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) | Data/Statistics

‘What gets measured gets managed’ : revisiting the indicators for maternal and newborn health programmes


The health of women and children are critical for global development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health 2016. 2030 aim to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, disability, and enhancement of well-being. However, information and data on measuring countries’ progress are limited given the variety of methodological challenges of measuring care around the time of birth, when most maternal and neonatal deaths and morbidities occur