Baseline Survey of ACCESS/PAHUNCH (Healthy pregnancy and safe birth through increased Access to safe motherhood services in Bajura District

Entrusting Lifeline Nepal with the baseline survey on ‘Healthy pregnancy and safe birth through increased access to safe motherhood services in Bajura, one of the very remote districts in Nepal, CARE NEPAL had provided the support for conduction of the survey.

Lifeline Nepal carried out the base‐line survey in the project VDCs targeting the beneficiaries and the relevant stakeholders. The findings were consolidated to establish a project-based understanding on Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, and Neonatal Health across all the VDCs of Bajura district.
The baseline survey was determined bench‐marks for target setting within each objective, as per the indicators set out in the log‐frame, to validate if the activities within the project design were sufficient in scale and scope in order to meet these targets; and to identify opportunities for the sustainability of the project. Furthermore, it served as a guideline for making amendments to the M&E guideline and plan of the project.

Project Objective: The overall objective of this baseline survey was to establish a base‐line status on Sexual Reproductive Health, Maternal and Neonatal health in Bajura district of Nepal.

Project District: Bajura

Following were the areas explored by the base‐line survey:

  • Assessment of the need of Birthing Centers and service providers to provide quality health service at birthing centers.
  • Exploration of service utilization and issues, constraints and problems
  •   Identification of the prevailing health and contributing social conditions and health problems affecting women of reproductive age and neonates within the project VDCs
  •  Assessment of current levels of knowledge, attitudes and practice towards maternal and child health among community people
  •  Identification of the status of the district/community health systems to implement maternal, neonatal and reproductive health services
  •  Assessment of the status of community mobilization to ensure the access to and utilization of maternal and child health services
  •  Assessment of the status of enabling factors and barriers on MNH service utilization

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