Measuring Performance. Informing Policy. Empowering Communities.
Performance Monitoring for Action
PMA uses innovative mobile technology that supports high-quality, rapid-turnaround surveys, monitoring key health and development indicators on an annual basis and generating unique data to inform health policy and programming that better meets the needs of women and their families.
The program is implemented by local universities and research organizations in nine countries, deploying a cadre of female resident data collectors trained in mobile data collection.
PMA generates frequent, high-quality surveys monitoring key health indicators in nine countries in Africa and Asia. Data is available open-source for research, program planning, and policy-making.
While having a core family planning focus, the data collection platform can be used for data collection that informs other health strategies.
To date the platform has been used to collect data for guiding programs in abortion, COVID-19, maternal and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation, neglected tropical diseases, women’s and girls’ empowerment, schistosomiasis, and primary health care.
PMA is implemented in nine countries in Africa and Asia. In each country, the surveys are implemented by local universities and research organizations, simultaneously building capacity of country partners.
In Ethiopia however, the PMA project operates under a separate grant and has a different scope and set of program objectives. The PMA Ethiopia project is a survey project designed to generate data on a variety of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health (RMNH) indicators that can inform national and regional governments. The project implements cross-sectional and cohort surveys to fill a data gap—collecting information not currently measured by other large-scale surveys with a focus on measuring RMNH comprehensiveness of care services, and the barriers and facilitators to such care.