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OBJECTIVE: To set up a global system for monitoring maternal and perinatal health in 54 countries worldwide. METHODS: The WHO Global Survey for Monitoring Maternal and Perinatal Health was implemented through a network of health institutions, selected using a stratified multistage cluster sampling design. Focused information on maternal and perinatal health was abstracted from hospital records and entered in a specially developed online data management system. Data were collected over a two- to three-month period in each institution. The project was coordinated by WHO and supported by WHO regional offices and country coordinators in Africa and the Americas. FINDINGS: The initial survey was implemented between September 2004 and March 2005 in the African and American regions. A total of 125 institutions in seven African countries and 119 institutions in eight Latin American countries participated. CONCLUSION: This project has created a technologically simple and scientifically sound system for large-scale data management, which can facilitate programme monitoring in countries.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bull World Health Organ

Publication Date

02/2008

Volume

86

Pages

126 - 131

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Africa, Female, Global Health, Health Status, Health Surveys, Humans, Maternal Welfare, Monitoring, Physiologic, North America, Perinatal Care, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Research, South America, World Health Organization