Utilizing a longitudinal study design, the Perfomance Monitoring Accountability 2020 Maternal and Newborn Health (PMA-MNH) study was conducted in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia with the following objectives:
- Monitor the use of proven, effective and cost-effective interventions and the practice of healthy behaviors aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Ethiopia, using the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health’s (FMoH) priority MNH indicators;
- Assess the validity of maternal recall of pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal care information over a six-month period;
- Evaluate the quality of maternal, newborn child health (MNCH) data and validate the information in the Family Folders, which are used by the FMoH as a routine data collection tool for documenting family-centered Health Extension Program (HEP) service activities; and,
- Evaluate the feasibility of conducting follow-up interviews on maternal, newborn health care over mobile phones instead of face-to-face.