We are measuring the results of the programs in two ways:

Monitoring

Monitoring of short term changes is done using house-by-house follow up visits after each community activity. This is used to track improvements in behaviours (e.g. increased latrine coverage, additional women using long term family planning etc). We also use qualitative monitoring and patient satisfaction surveys to track improvements in government health services. For further details see the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan.

Evaluation

The long term impact of the programs will be measured using independent baseline and endline surveys. These surveys will be conducted 3 years apart. The surveys measure a range of indicators matched to the national Malawi Demographic and Health Surveys. This includes health knowledge, attitudes, practices and mortality rates. For the full methodology see the Baseline Survey Reports.

Key Indicators

To assess the ongoing impact of the Child Health Programs, a set of key indicators are selected and monitored throughout the duration of the program. Indicators are selected in each program based upon the key health issues identified in the Baseline Survey.

Central Region Key Indicator Results

To view results maps for the Katchale Health Centre catchment area click on the ‘Map’ links below:

Katchale Area (Central Region) Indicators Baseline Result
March 2014
Latest Result
May 2016
   Map
Percentage of households with their own latrine (not shared) 39% 92% Map
Percentage of households with a hand washing facility 6% 68% Map
Percentage of households with at least one hanging bed net 60% 52%  –
Percentage of sick under 5 children taken to a health facility within 1 day 44% 67% Map
Percentage of women using a long term method of family planning* 24% 37% Map
Percentage of women who delivered at a Health Facility** 71% 90% Map
Percentage of sick under 5 children taken for treatment at a village clinic*** 30% 61% Map
* Excluding women who are pregnant, want another child now or are beyond child bearing age.
** Of women who delivered in the last 6 months.
*** Only calculated for households in a village clinic catchment area.
 

To view results maps for the Maluwa Health Centre catchment area click on the ‘Map’ links below:

Maluwa Area (Central Region) Indicators Baseline Result
May 2015
Latest Result
May 2016
   Map
Percentage of households with their own latrine (not shared) 66% 89% Map
Percentage of households with a hand washing facility 3% 62% Map
Percentage of households with at least one hanging bed net 52% 71% Map
Percentage of sick under 5 children taken to a health facility within 1 day 43% 46% Map
Percentage of women using a long term method of family planning* 22% 30% Map
Percentage of women who delivered at a Health Facility** 66%
Percentage of sick under 5 children taken for treatment at a village clinic*** 18% 27% Map
* Excluding women who are pregnant, want another child now or are beyond child bearing age.
** Of women who delivered in the last 6 months.
*** Only calculated for households in a village clinic catchment area.
 

Southern Region Key Indicator Results

To view results maps for the Nambazo Health Centre catchment area click on the ‘Map’ links below:

Nambazo Area (Southern Region) Indicators Baseline Result
June 2015
Latest Result
May 2016
   Map
Percentage of households with their own latrine (not shared) 34% 72% Map
Percentage of households with a hand washing facility 4% 54% Map
Percentage of households with at least one hanging bed net 70% 76% Map
Percentage of sick under 5 children taken to a health facility within 24 hours 51%
Percentage of women using a long term method of family planning* 23% 28% Map
Percentage of women who delivered at a Health Facility** 87%
Percentage of husbands who attended at least one antenatal visit*** 42%
Percentage of women attending postnatal care with 2 weeks of birth 72%
* Excluding women who are pregnant, want another child now or are beyond child bearing age.
** Of women who delivered in the last 12 months.
*** Of men whose wife delivered in the last 12 months and attended at least 1 antenatal visit.