Region: South Asia
Value: USD 29.612K
Start Date: 2015-02-10
End Date: 2015-06-09
Mercy Corp's four years program Saving Mother and Newborns in Communities (SMNC) was seeking the services of a consulting firm to develop a five years Mother Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) strategy for Balochistan. Its aim to focus on better MNCH service delivery in Balochistan. The SMNC is working with the Balochistan Government departments of Health (DoH) for improving the health status of women and children.
APEX provided the services included study framework development, secondary research report development, data collection tools, training of enumerators, data collection from primary and secondary sources, analysis, triangulation, and report writing. APEX deployed 12 field teams to collect primary data and the same teams for qualitative data collection in Quetta, Loralai, Sibi, Jafferabad, Lasbella, and Gawadar. Data was collected from RHCs, BHUs, THQ, and DHQ hospitals, Mothers, CMW, INGOs, and NGOs. Reporting was done in two parts first was secondary research report and the second rapid assessment report. The findings of the d assessment report were presented to the key stakeholders. Finally, the complete five-year MNCH strategy was developed and presented to key stakeholders in a workshop.