Launching of the Mother and Child Health eRegistry
last updated 09-05-2017

Overview

The harmonised Reproductive Health Registry ( MCH e-Registry) is a global initiative to improve data quality and data collection techniques for maternal and child health (http://www.fhi.no/hRHR). It is led by WHO and the NIPH and is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The MOH in Palestine through the PNIPH has offered to be the first country for implementing the hRHR to improve maternal and child health in the West Bank & Gaza Strip through improving utilization of monitoring and evaluation service data for decision making.

 

Introducing eRegistry in Palestine has been planned and is being implemented in a consensus-driven process with stakeholders in maternal-child health. A needs assessment tool has been developed in the international project and adapted to the Palestinian context. Four assessments using this tool have been completed with MoH and UNRWA in the West Bank and Gaza; the results of the assessments have been used to develop the detailed plan of action. A database has been developed describing the existing reproductive health facilities, available services, human resources, and infrastructure using an inventory form. Antenatal,  postnatal and newborn guidelines and corresponding care algorithms were discussed and updated in a series of meetings with stakeholders including practicing physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives, staff nurses and community health workers. Customized interactive checklists are being finalized that correspond with the revised guidelines. Governance structure to protect women and children’s privacy and confidentiality has been developed.  Training plan has been developed; the estimated number of care providers to be trained during the project in West Bank and Gaza is 1500. DHIS2, an open source information system, is the software platform for the eRegistry. A phased implementation will be carried; till today 77 clinics (phase 1) in 5 districts are using the system and most preparations have been completed to implement phase 2 in 84 clinics in West Bank and 27 clinics in Gaza 

The MCH e-Registry will be implemented in all the 390 MCH clinics in West Bank and in 27 clinics in Gaza. Efficiency and effectiveness of the customized interactive checklists, feedback to care providers and feedback to women will be evaluated through three randomized controlled research trails.

 

 

To learn more about the project please visit: http://pniph.org/site/article/27

 

 


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