Effective coverage measures the proportion of women and children that are receiving the benefits of live-saving interventions. It can be measured by linking household survey data with health facility readiness assessments.In March 2021, Agbessi Amouzo, Aboudalaye Maiga, Elizabeth Hazel, Safia Jiwani, Emily Wilson, and Melinda Munos from the Institute for International Programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented a one-hour webinar to explain the concept of effective coverage as it applies to reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health and nutrition services.
The presentation discussed:
- The value of measuring effective coverage
- Data sources and analytical tools
- An example of a tool for quality-adjusted analysis, based on antenatal care in Bangladesh
- Online tools and other resources
- Planned next steps for developing this methodology