Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 25K

Start Date: 2009-02-01

End Date: 2009-03-31


Team Members

Dr. Shohail Amjad
(Team Leader)
Dr. Ahmed Afifi
(Public Health Expert)
Khursheed Ahmed
(Assignment Coordinator)

Project Description

Five years in Country Training Program (ICT) on "Safe Motherhood" was designed and implemented at the Mother and Child Health (MCH) Center, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), with the collaboration of the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program intended to build district-based safe motherhood teams and train them in their designated skills to reduce the existing Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in Pakistan. To investigate the program's effectiveness, impact, and sustainability, JICA Pakistan engaged the consultants to evaluate the program.

Services provided by APEX

The firms employed a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the performance of the program in terms of planning, management of various training workshops, the usefulness of course contents, training processes, contribution towards building knowledge and skills of the participants, and overall effectiveness of the training. Quantitative information was collected through semi-structured self-administered questionnaires while the semi-structured questionnaire was used for qualitative information collection. One Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was conducted at Mother and Child Health (MCH) center, Islamabad to assess the participants of the fifth training course. The firm compiled and analyzed the data in-house and used the findings generated from qualitative and quantitative for the recommendations.