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RESOURCE LIBRARY

RESOURCE LIBRARY

As part of our rigorous process, Metrics for Management writes and publicly shares a variety of technical reports, journal articles, and mass media communications. Please find a list of publications, articles, literature reviews, feature stories, and more in our four areas of work below.

 

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M4M Newsletter - July 2019
M4M Newsletter – July 2019Metrics for Management newsletter from April 2019, featuring: exciting news and a call for opinions for the India EquityTool; ICT4D and Women Deliver conferences; job announcement; recent publications; updates from the EquityTool., , July 17, 2019ghana india kenyanewsletterfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Toward the development of a short multi- country person- centered maternity care scale
Toward the development of a short multi- country person- centered maternity care scaleArticle in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics by Afulani, P. A., Feeser, K., Sudhinaraset, M., Aborigo, R., Montagu, D. and Chakraborty, N. using data from Ghana, Kenya, and India to develop a shortened, valid and reliable scale applicable across multiple settings for routine monitoring of person‐centered maternity care (PCMC).May 9, 2019ghana india kenyajournal-articlematernal-health-quality
M4M Newsletter - April 2019
M4M Newsletter – April 2019Metrics for Management newsletter from April 2019, featuring: exciting news and a call for opinions for the India EquityTool; ICT4D and Women Deliver conferences; job announcement; recent publications; updates from the EquityTool., , April 4, 2019india philippines sudannewsletterfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
M4M at Women Deliver 2019
M4M at Women Deliver 2019Visit M4M's demo table at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver to learn more about the EquityTool and our contributions to women's and girls' global health., , , , June 3, 2019canadaconferences-seminars eventabortion-service-quality family-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Association Between the Quality of Contraceptive Counseling and Method Continuation: Findings From a Prospective Cohort Study in Social Franchise Clinics in Pakistan and Uganda
Association Between the Quality of Contraceptive Counseling and Method Continuation: Findings From a Prospective Cohort Study in Social Franchise Clinics in Pakistan and UgandaGlobal Health Science and Practice article by Nirali M. Chakraborty, Karen Chang, Benjamin Bellows, Karen A. Grépin, Waqas Hameed, Amanda Kalamar, Xaher Gul, Lynn Atuyambe and Dominic Montagu, showing that higher Method Information Index (MII) scores in Pakistan and Uganda was associated with continued use of family planning over 12 months.March 8, 2019pakistan ugandajournal-articlefamily-planning-quality
Email News Blast - Feb 2019 Articles
Email News Blast – Feb 2019 ArticlesMetrics for Management email newsblast from February 2019 announcing three new publications on equity and quality measurement., , February 5, 2019bangladesh kenya pakistan ugandanewsletterfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
Maternal & Neonatal Healthcare Quality Measurement: Real and Desired
Maternal & Neonatal Healthcare Quality Measurement: Real and DesiredReport by Chang, Hossain, Sarker, Montagu, and Chakraborty, in collaboration with BRAC in Bangladesh (JPGSPH). Starting with the 352 indicators within WHO Standards for Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Health Facilities, this report proposes a prioritization of indicators based on evidence of correlation to outcomes and on service-level assessments of utility and viability.December 14, 2018bangladeshreportmaternal-health-quality
Evaluating Quality of Contraceptive Counseling: An analysis of the Method Information Index
Evaluating Quality of Contraceptive Counseling: An analysis of the Method Information IndexA Studies in Family Planning journal article by Chang, Mukanu, Bellows, Hameed, Kalamar, Grépin, Gul, and Chakraborty, assessing consistency between Method Information Index (MII) responses and the contraceptive method received in a prospective study in Uganda and Pakistan. January 19, 2019pakistan ugandajournal-articlefamily-planning-quality
Who Serves the Poor? An Equity Analysis of Public and Private Providers of Family Planning and Child Health Services in Kenya
Who Serves the Poor? An Equity Analysis of Public and Private Providers of Family Planning and Child Health Services in KenyaA Frontiers in Public Health journal article by Chakraborty, Montagu, Wanderi and Oduor, which uses the EquityTool to analyze differences in the wealth status of clients of family planning and child health services in Kenya by health sector. Collaboration with PSI and PS Kenya., January 8, 2019kenyajournal-articlefamily-planning-quality socioeconomic-equity
M4M Newsletter Oct 2018
M4M Newsletter Oct 2018Metrics for Management newsletter from October 2018, featuring: ICFP, MERLTech and HSR conferences; Metric Bootcamp; and updates from the EquityTool., , October 17, 2018newsletterfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality socioeconomic-equity
M4M at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2018
M4M at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2018Metrics for Management is thrilled to be presenting a full line-up of our latest family planning quality and maternal health quality research at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, November 12-15., , November 12, 2018rwandaconferences-seminars eventfamily-planning-quality maternal-health-quality
M4M at Health Systems Research 2018 Global Symposium
M4M at Health Systems Research 2018 Global SymposiumM4M Director of Research and Technical Assistance Dr. Nirali Chakraborty will be presenting a poster: "Engaging the private sector to standardize quality measurement: A case study in family planning" at the 2018 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Oct. 8-12 in Liverpool, England. , October 8, 2018united-kingdomconferences-seminars eventfamily-planning-quality
Publication of book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, Future
Publication of book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, FutureNews alert announcing the publication of the book: Quality Measurement in Family Planning: Past, Present, Future.November 9, 2017newsfamily-planning-quality
M4M Side Session and Presentations at PAA 2018 Conference
M4M Side Session and Presentations at PAA 2018 ConferenceJoin us at our side session at the Population Association of America's annual conference: "Measuring Quality in Family Planning: state of the field and new opportunities". If you're attending the conference, look out for a presentation on the Method Information Index (MII) by Dr. Karen Chang, and a poster on identifying adopters of family planning by Karla Feeser. , April 26, 2018pakistan ugandaconferences-seminars eventfamily-planning-quality
Metrics for Management Newsletter - July 2018
Metrics for Management Newsletter – July 2018Metrics for Management newsletter from July 2018, featuring: launch of the Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative; introduction to M4M, LLC; consulting case study with Project Concern International (PCI); board member Malabika Sarker's award; links to our BNJ Sexual and Reproductive Health editorial and International Journal of Equity in Health article; and updates from the EquityTool. , , July 19, 2018bangladesh guatemala india malawi peru tanzania united-statesnewsletterabortion-service-quality family-planning-quality socioeconomic-equity
Ipas E-Newsletter on Safe Abortion Celebrates M4M ASQ Initiative
Ipas E-Newsletter on Safe Abortion Celebrates M4M ASQ InitiativeIn this special Ipas email blast, Chief Scientific & Technical Officer Kathryn Andersen celebrates the importance of the Abortion Service Quality Initiative (ASQ), implemented in coordination with Metrics for Management and Ibis Reproductive Health.July 26, 2018pressabortion-service-quality
News Release: Launch of ASQ Initiative to Strengthen and Standardize Abortion Service Quality Measurement
News Release: Launch of ASQ Initiative to Strengthen and Standardize Abortion Service Quality MeasurementMetrics for Management, Ibis Reproductive Health, and Ipas have joined forces to launch the Abortion Service Quality (ASQ) Initiative. Launched in April 2018, this three-year project will develop, validate, disseminate, and champion the widespread adoption of a common measure of abortion service quality for use in and out of facilities.July 18, 2018aregentina bangladesh ethiopia nigerianewsabortion-service-quality
Symposium: Who should care for women? Reflections on the private sector's role in reproductive and maternal health
Symposium: Who should care for women? Reflections on the private sector’s role in reproductive and maternal healthM4M Director of Research Dr. Nirali Chakraborty will speak at this London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Symposium on May 21, 2018. , May 5, 2018kenya ugandaconferences-seminars event
Quality measuring in family planning: past, present, future
Quality measuring in family planning: past, present, futurePapers from the Bellagio meeting on Family Planning Quality in October 2015. Collection edited by Hopkins Leisher, collated and managed by Sprockett, Longfield, Montagu. A book in three parts: 1) The importance of quality to family planning; 2) Experiences with measuring qualiy to date; 3) Key considerations for making progress in quality measurement., January 5, 2016benin bolivia burkina-faso cambodia cameoon colombia dominican-republic egpyt el-salvador ethiopia ghana guatemala haiti honduras india indonesia kenya lao-pdr madagascar malawi mali mozambique myanmar namibia nepal nicaragua niger nigeria pakistan philippines rwanda senegal south-africa tanzania uganda vienam zambia zimbabwebook journal-articlefamily-planning-quality
Quality of care and abortion: beyond safety
Quality of care and abortion: beyond safetyJoint editorial from BMJ Journal – Sexual & Reproductive Health, stating that governments, advocates, providers, policymakers and other stakeholders who want to fully support women’s rights to access abortion across the globe must address quality of care, in addition to efforts to change abortion laws, train providers and expand service provision. May 5, 2018journal-articleabortion-service-quality
Book: Advancing measurement of abortion quality
Book: Advancing measurement of abortion qualityReport and next steps from Wilton Park abortion service quality stakeholder meeting. The purpose of the discussion was to seek support for the idea that common measures of abortion service quality are useful, and to reach agreement on the quality dimensions and outcomes of interest to prioritise in the development of a standardised suite of metrics. May 19, 2017reportabortion-service-quality
Review of quality assessment tools for family planning programmes in low- and middle-income countries
Review of quality assessment tools for family planning programmes in low- and middle-income countriesA Health Policy and Planning literature review by Andrea Sprockett to identify and assess 20 widely used public domain quality assessment tools with existing or potential application in clinic-based family planning programmes.March 16, 2016journal-articlefamily-planning-quality
Quality: Assuring quality in family planning service delivery
Quality: Assuring quality in family planning service deliveryAn overview of the family planning quality metric.March 1, 2017briefing-documentfamily-planning-quality