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Possibly 'pregnancy module' [message #1743] Wed, 02 April 2014 11:39 Go to next message
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The PMI MIP team met with MCH and HIV colleagues and had the following question: Our team was interested in having some discussions around the possibility of a 'pregnancy history' module that could collect data beyond those data currently collected for live births for example, pregnancy outcomes that did not end in a live birth and care seeking behaviours in those circumstances. Our team would be interested in having conversations with the DHS team on such a possibility, as a trial module (not part of the core). All of the groups (Malaria, MCH, and HIV) felt such a module might provide some very interesting information about pregnancy and health care that would be informative for programming in all of our areas (for example: malaria is a major cause of stillbirth and spontaneous abortion but we have no way of knowing what the prevalance of those issues are because those data are not collected currently. Similarly we don't have any information on whether miscarriage is more prevalent in women who don't get IPTp). MCH and HIV also have similar questions on those pregnancy issues.
Re: Possibly 'pregnancy module' [message #1765 is a reply to message #1743] Wed, 02 April 2014 13:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dsitrin is currently offline  dsitrin
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The Newborn Indicators Technical Working Group also supports takign steps towards including a full pregnancy history in DHS. See comment posted on April 2 with further details on why this TWG is interested in full pregnancy history.
Re: Possibly 'pregnancy module' [message #1934 is a reply to message #1765] Thu, 10 April 2014 10:17 Go to previous message
amoran is currently offline  amoran
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The Maternal Health team at USAID is also very supportive of this idea and would be interested to further discuss with the DHS team.
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