For over 20 years, The Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) Indicators have been used around the world to track progress in reducing maternal mortality, as well as to provide data for planning lifesaving obstetric services. These indicators include measures such as availability of appropriate facilities, utilisation of facilities by women, and quality of care. Given global changes in obstetric and newborn care, including increasing use of services and advances in clinical science and data technology, the UN and partners are leading a global process to review, revise, and rethink the indicators. The process emphasizes an outcome of indicators that provide data for national and sub-national decision-makers to adequately plan for obstetric and newborn care in the coming years.
Scope Impact is working with the lead partner, Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the EmONC steering committee to integrate human-centered design (HCD) methods within the “Review, Revise, Rethink” process for EmONC indicators.Other steering committee partners include WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In addition, we are facilitating the involvement of workstreams and country teams in conducting the review process, as well as national policymakers and implementers for whom the final product is intended.
It was wonderful to be able to review the learning and revisioning progress together and co-plan the next steps with our colleagues from all over the world.Back to news