The aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of several referral systems for maternal, neonatal & child (MNCH) emergencies in Bangladesh.
The MOH seeks assistance to develop a strategic plan in the health area of Alta Verapaz to significantly reduce the maternal mortality as well as risk factors responsible for mortality. Maternal mortality is mainly occurring at the household/community level, but is also high in institutions such as health centers and hospitals when complications are referred to them. In order to respond to the expectations of the MOH, the TRAction team will develop a surveillance system to strengthen maternal mortality and a case study to explore and inform maternal mortality surveillance systems in other geographic areas.
The current Guatemalan government which took office in 2012, defined as a priority to establish a network of Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health, and Nutrition (MNCHN) services aiming at the prevention and reduction of malnutrition and maternal, infant and child mortality. In order to identify the preventive and clinical packages to be implemented, as well as the system for the organization of health services, the TRAction/USAID project will engage in technical cooperation activities and develop a implementation assessment approach in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.