MANIFEST study supplement of ten papers published in Global Health Action
Ten papers from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems (MANIFEST) study are now published in a supplement by the Global Health Action.
The papers which can be accessed freely here, are dawn the three MANIFEST study components of community mobilisation and sensitisation, savings and transport, and health systems strengthening.
MANIFEST concluded that comprehensive approach of improving the MNH services by linking the demand (community component) and supply side led to the improved MNH outcomes that were observed. The interrelationships and the interactions between the project subcomponents were critical to the project’s success. The community component aspects that were successful such as community mobilisation and education, mobilisation to save money and prepare for MNH services stimulated demand for utilisation of facility based MNH services. On the supply side of health systems strengthening, interventions such as training, mentorship and rewarding of health workers and managers increased provision of quality MNH services.