Indicators

Global Clusters Code Sub-domain Title Description
Health H-A.2 H4.2 Maternal and newborn care Number of functional health facilities with Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care (CEmOC) per 500,000 population

Proxy indicator for the physical availability and geographical accessibility of emergency obstetric services and their distribution across districts in the affected areas. An unbalance between the availability of BEmOC and CEmOC (with too few BEmOC) is often observed.

Health H-A.2a H4.2 Maternal and newborn care Number of functional health facility with Basic Emergency Obstetric Care (BEmOC) per 500,000 population

Proxy indicator for the physical availability and geographical accessibility of emergency obstetric services and their distribution across districts. An unbalance between the availability of BEmOC and CEmOC (with too few BEmOC) is often observed. 

Health H-C.5 H4.2 Maternal and newborn care Percentage of births assisted by a skilled attendant

Proxy measure for the utilization rate of obstetrics services in health facilities and in communities where Village-Trained Midwives are operating. It is a measure of a health system?s ability to provide adequate care for pregnant women during labour and delivery.

Health H-C.6 H4.2 Maternal and newborn care Percentage of deliveries by caesarean section

The proportion of all deliveries by caesarean section in a geographical area is a measure of access to and use of a common obstetric interventions for averting maternal and neonatal deaths and for preventing complications such as obstetric fistula. Of all the procedures used to treat major obstetric complications, caesarean section is one of the commonest, and reporting is relatively reliable.