Helpdesk Report: K4D - Monitoring and Accountability in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
This rapid review is an update on the key mechanisms monitoring reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) globally and at low- and middle-income country level. The key bodies include global health actors (World Health Organization [WHO]), as well as monitors in maternal and child health (United Nations e.g. UNICEF), sexual and reproductive health (Guttmacher Institute, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health [PMNCH]), Track20), RMNCAH services (WHO Universal Health Coverage Portal) and supply chains (PMNCH). These key bodies link with country-level monitoring through direct contact with governments, e.g. Ministry of Health officers (Track20, UNFPA), or via their collaborators (PMNCH). For the purposes of this rapid review, the focus is on global level monitoring and accountability; any relation to country-level monitoring is presented where possible. Data was mainly obtained from grey literature and online health management sources. The evidence found, albeit limited, was ‘gender-blind’. Disability was not a focus of this rapid review.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.