In 2015, LSTM-CMNH was awarded a service contract by UNICEF Nigeria, to perform an independent evaluation of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Weeks (MNCHW) in Nigeria. The evaluation will provide an independent assessment of the MNCHWs in against the following criteria: relevance, impact, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability (including partnership).
The purpose of this mixed-methods independent evaluation is to assess to what extent the maternal, neonatal and child health weeks (MNCHW) have contributed to improved maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in Nigeria, and equip the Federal Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders with evidence on what worked well (or not), where and why, and hence to contribute to future policy and planning with regard to the intervention under study
The LSTM-CMNH team will rely on quantitative and qualitative data, using a mix of primary and secondary data sources. Primary data collection will include a household survey; key informant interviews at various levels of the health system and focus group discussions at community and primary health care worker level.