When we started, the E4A programme felt like quite a leap of faith. We knew from other sectors – smoking and malaria, for example – that a strategic combination of evidence, advocacy and accountability could be just the answer to achieving big outcomes. But would it work in maternal and newborn health?
This paper is part of a series of articles on the Evidence for Action programme published in the International Journal for Gynecology and Obstetrics. It reviews the use of scorecards in improving the quality of emergency obstetric and neonatal care facilities in Sierra Leone.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Sierra Leone? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Sierra Leonean women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.