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Table 4 EPMM Phase II Core Indicators

From: Ending preventable maternal mortality: phase II of a multi-step process to develop a monitoring framework, 2016–2030

 Presence of laws and regulations that guarantee women aged 15-49 access to sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education
 Gender Parity Index (GPI)
 Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce, and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex
 Presence of protocols/policies on combined care of mother and baby, immediate breastfeeding, and observations of care
 Maternity protection in accordance with ILO Convention 183
 International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
 Costed implementation plan for maternal, newborn, and child health
 Midwives are authorized to deliver basic emergency obstetric and newborn care
 Legal status of abortion
 Proportion of women aged 15-49 who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use, and reproductive health care
 Geographic distribution of facilities that provide basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care (EmOC)
 Presence of a national set of indicators with targets and annual report to inform annual health sector reviews and other planning cycles
 Maternal death review coverage
 Percentage of total health expenditure spent on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health
 Out-of-pocket expenditure as a percentage of total expenditure on health
 Annual reviews are conducted of health spending from all financial sources, including spending on RMNCH, as part of broader health sector reviews
 Health worker density and distribution (per 1000 population)
 Coverage of essential health services
 If fees exist for health services in the public sector, are women of reproductive age (15-49) exempt from user fees for [MH-related health] services
 Demand for family planning satisfied through modern methods of contraception
 Availability of functional emergency obstetric care (EmOC) facilities
 Density of midwives, by district (by births)
 Percentage of facilities that demonstrate readiness to deliver specific services: family planning, antenatal care, basic emergency obstetric care, and newborn care
 Civil registration coverage of cause of death (percentage)
 Presence of a national policy/strategy to ensure engagement of civil society organization representatives in periodic review of national programs for maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (MNCAH)
Standard Equity Stratifiers
 Area of residence: urban/rural
 Area of residence: geographic region
 Level of education: women’s education level
Transparency Stratifier
 Available in the public domain