Maternal and Neonatal Program Effort Index: Mali
POLICY (August 2003)
Full Document (French)
Worldwide, over 500,000 women and girls die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth each year. The tragedy - and opportunity - is that most of these deaths can be prevented with cost-effective health care services.
POLICY's MNPI series provides country-specific data on maternal and neonatal health programs in more than 30 developing countries. Based on a study conducted by the Futures Group and funded through the MEASURE Evaluation Project, the MNPI is a tool that can be used to:
Assess current health care services; Identify program strengths and weaknesses;
Plan strategies to address deficiencies;
Encourage political and popular support for appropriate action; and
Track progress over time.