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Innovation, Relevance Necessary To Improve MCH Data Measurements

Maternal Health Task Force Blog: Innovation in measurement — to save lives and ensure local relevance
Lara Vaz, senior adviser for monitoring and evaluation in the Department of Global Health at Save the Children USA, and John Grove, senior program officer on the MNCH team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examine the challenges to and importance of collecting data on maternal and child health and interventions, noting relevance and innovation are vital to improving data measurement. “…If meaningful progress is to be made towards reducing maternal and neonatal deaths and stillbirths, the role of effective coverage measurement is critical to gauge global and national progress…” (10/20).

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