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Table 2 Examples of work in progress on mapping for MNH

From: The geography of maternal and newborn health: the state of the art

Who? What Where?
Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL)/ Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Thematic Mapping Maps on maternal mortality and access to facilities Uganda
Evidence for Action (E4A) [68]/ White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) [69] Thematic Mapping Thematic mapping of selected indicator at the sub national level (2013) Ethiopia
   Atlas of Birth, extensive mapping. Ghana
Countdown to 2015 [70] Thematic Mapping Country case study – focus on maternal mortality reduction Bangladesh
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Thematic Mapping Sharpening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) plans. Using Dev Info maps for program planning Senegal
USAID Thematic Mapping, Spatial analysis and modeling Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) availability and accessibility coverage (In collaboration with FHI 360, MEASURE Evaluation and AMDD) Mozambique and Ethiopia
USAID Spatial analysis MNH Mapping Modelling sub-national estimates from 2010 Bangladesh Maternal Mortality Survey; Other work under development Bangladesh
Health 4+ (H4+)/ Technical Working Group and Secretariat + Muskoka [71] Spatial analysis and modelling High Burden Countries Initiative (HBCI) Midwifery Workforce Assessment (2012–13). Determining sub-national population needs (through a proxy of the estimated number of pregnancies) in relation to the supply of EmOC facilities and the MNH workforce. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India (2 States), Mozambique (in collaboration with USAID), Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo
USAID Spatial analysis and modelling Analysis of EmOC availability and accessibility coverage; feasibility of real time mapping. Malawi
Southampton University Spatial analysis and modelling EmOC availability and accessibility coverage. Ghana
World Health Organization (WHO) Spatial analysis and modelling EmOC availability and accessibility coverage as well as scaling up costing analysis Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Laos, Malawi, Philippines