Rwenzori Maternal and New-Born Access Project

In January 2018, Chrisbert (U) Ltd was hired by Save the Children International, Uganda office to do an Endline Evaluation of a three year Rwenzori Maternal and New Born Access Project (RMNAP-Baby Cap) in Bundibugyo district, Western Uganda. The Korea International Cooperation Agency [KOICA] funded project, had the following objectives; 

  1. To increase access to quality Maternal and Neonatal Health services including commodities at facility and community level for women and new-borns.
  2. To increase demand and utilization of Maternal and Neonatal Health services among women and new-borns.

The overall objective of this Endline evaluation was to understand whether the intended project objectives had been achieved, in line with the original plan while comparing end line indicators with results of the baseline survey of September 2015. This was also meant to inform the scale up of Rwenzori Maternal and New Born Access Project (RMNAP-Baby-Cap) or its replication elsewhere, highlight key successes, shortcomings and make practical recommendations regarding Maternal and Neonatal Health issues in Bundibugyo district.  With regard to methodology, we used a mixed methods approach that included; i) administering a household questionnaire, ii) holding key informant interviews with various stakeholders and iii) doing focus group discussions with community based groups. We also did a health facility assessment and a video documentary [link] in order to document important milestones attributable to project interventions. We submitted a 79 page report that was greatly appreciated by Save the Children, International.