PMNCH Tools

Costing tool for maternal, newborn and child health

To assist countries in the use of costing tools, several international development partners (including NORAD, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, World Bank, USAID through the Health Systems 20/20 and BASICS Projects, and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health/PMNCH) conducted a review of 13 costing tools relevant to the health MDGs..

Additionally, an interactive Costing Tool Guide is available is to help you select an appropriate costing and resource planning tool for estimating the costs of specific health actions that may inform your planning, programming and budgeting processes. The Guide is based on a technical assessment of costing tools related to the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was conducted as part of a broader review of costing tools that included consultations with users and developers of tools.

Inter-active Costing Tool Guide

Additionally, an interactive Costing Tool Guide is available is to help you select an appropriate costing and resource planning tool for estimating the costs of specific health actions that may inform your planning, programming and budgeting processes. The Guide is based on a technical assessment of costing tools related to the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was conducted as part of a broader review of costing tools that included consultations with users and developers of tools.

Decision-making pathways to address workforce bottlenecks for MDG5

Purpose of the tool

The interactive tool supports decision makers in identifying actions and relevant resources to help address low Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) coverage as part of a broader effort to improve maternal health.

Increasing availability and utilization of quality services provided by competent health workers can result in improvements in maternal health outcomes. However, substantial improvements in maternal health depend on a range of health services including emergency obstetric care, family planning and safe abortion care, as well as broader determinants of women's health.

Target audience

This decision tool is designed for use by policy-makers, practitioners, health service and human resource managers with an interest in maternal health and other stakeholders engaged in identifying, promoting

Procurement and supply management tools

Availability of medicines and supplies can be facilitated by the application of the right tools for the right processes. This procurement and supply management tool mapping seeks to facilitate this access by listing all identified PSM tools used for procurement of MNCH commodities. The assessment is modeled on the PSM toolbox template. The mapping categorizes tools based on the procurement and supply management cycle presented in the 2008 UNICEF Supply Annual Report. Tools are further subcategorized by type: catalogue, database, fact sheet, guide, guideline, lists [e.g. check list, price list], manual, software, spreadsheet, standard operating procedures, training course material and website. The mapping outlines for each tool their different uses, cost, advantages and limitations, links to the tools themselves and contact information for tool focal points.

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