Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative
- Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) Phase I Monitoring and Evaluation Findings: Executive Summary
- Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Access and Availability
- Monitoring & Evaluation Overview
- Maternal and Perinatal Health Outcomes in Health Facilities
- Maternal Mortality
- SMGL Uganda Phase 1 Dissemination Report
SMGL is a public-private partnership to rapidly reduce the number of deaths that are due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting evidence-based, effective interventions during labor, delivery and immediately after birth. This initiative seeks to augment existing national maternal, neonatal, and child health programs by strengthening the district health system platforms (infrastructure, human resources, commodities, quality of care, accountability for and use of results in program management), improving access, and generating increased demand for health services. SMGLExternal was launched in June 2012 as a pilot project in two countries, with plans to scale up in additional countries with high rates of maternal mortality.
As one of the SMGL partners, CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) collaborated on the monitoring and evaluation activities that assessed the effectiveness of the SMGL approach and its components during Phase 1 of the initiative. Specifically, DRH provided technical assistance on designing, planning, and implementing multiple monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches, as well as analyzing and interpreting the M&E data. The topic-specific reports below describe how the evaluation activities were carried out, and the SMGL initiative’s effects on
Also available is a report specifically on Uganda’s Phase 1 results and Phase 2 plans.
During July 16-17 2014, national and district stakeholders of the SMGL Initiative in Uganda met to discuss district-specific results and lessons learned during Phase 1, and to plan the priorities and interventions of Phase 2. This report presents the proceedings of that meeting and the key findings.