Evaluation and Learning for the Maternal Health Quality of Care Strategy in India: Phase I Report
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Apr 30, 2018
- Defined quality assurance (QA) standards in maternal health care provide a uniform tool to help facilities achieve quality improvements; a culture of mentorship and continuous QA and quality improvement helps to maintain quality.
- Community accountability mechanisms have gained traction in some areas, but best practices for ensuring institutional responsiveness to community-led monitoring and planning efforts are still emerging.
- Identifying and translating key elements of emerging maternal health quality of care program models and their relevance to other contexts are necessary steps to bringing these programs to a wider audience.
- Aligning maternal health quality activities with priorities of the Indian government and other key decision makers can promote their engagement and uptake of activities. However, some circumstances may require a separate entity to drive catalytic change.