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Research Briefing: Scaling up community Maternal Death Surveillance and Response in Malawi

Institute for Global Health, University College London, and PACHI Malawi (Parent and Child Health Initiative) - In 2013, Malawi’s Ministry of Health began the process of implementing Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR)1. In December 2014, MamaYe Malawi piloted the integration of the community into the MDSR system in Mchinji district. It demonstrated promising results for community-MDR (cMDR), convincing decision-makers that including communities in the national MDSR system was feasible2

In March 2015, the Institute for Global Health, University College London, and PACHI Malawi carried out a review on behalf of MamaYe Malawi, to understand how the “response” element of the cMDSR system is implemented in Mchinji district.  Specifically, the review aimed to detail and quantify the action points developed at the review and response meetings that were successfully completed and explore the barriers and enablers to scaling up cMDSR in Malawi.

The briefing provides decision-makers, health planners and health workers with key information to guide the design, implementation and scale-up cMDSR in Malawi.

To read the research briefing for free, click here.

Evidence for Action (2016). Research briefing: Scaling up community Maternal death surveillance and response in Malawi: results from a review in Mchinji district, March 2015. London: Evidence for Action.

 

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