WHO Project: «Improving the quality of the hospital care to reduce maternal newborn and child deaths and accelerate the achievement of the SDG health targets» Undertaking a preparatory phase for the Health system evaluation on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

05.11.2022 - 31.12.2023


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Name of ClientWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Financing agencyWorld Health Organization (WHO)
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Detailed Narrative Description of Project

The World Health Organization (WHO) initiated a study “Assessing the effectiveness of multi-level interventions and understanding barriers for improving the quality of hospital care for mothers, newborns and children in Kyrgyzstan” as part of the project “Improving the quality of Hospital Care to reduce Maternal, Newborn and Child deaths and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals for health targets” 

The study aims to assess the effectiveness of a multilevel intervention within the framework of an ongoing project to improve the quality of maternal, neonatal and paediatric inpatient care and to gain insight into the behavioural and cultural factors influencing the use of evidence-based practice by healthcare professionals delivering paediatric and maternal care in Kyrgyzstan. The study will collect data on indicators of care, experiences of care and behavioural factors. The study will cover hospitals in Chui, Talas, Issyk-Kul, Jalal Abad and Batken oblasts and Bishkek.

Detailed Narrative Description of Services provided

The Consultant performs the following tasks:

  • Conduct Desk Research and review of a secondary data
  • Contribute to the development of methodology and to the preparation for data collection;
  • Provide technical inputs, health system evaluation protocol, including indicators, data collection tools, methodology for data collection;
  • Provide the translation of the data collection tools in Russian/Kyrgyz;
  • Assign a high qualified evaluation expert to maintain appropriate data collection procedures;
  • Conduct a pilot test of designed data collection tool;
  • Coordinate the agenda of the health system evaluation activities
  • Coordinate procedure for ethical clearance;
  • Develop all documents needed for ethical clearance at country level (including information sheet and consent forms), translated to English (when relevant and applicable) and submit to local ethical committee together with the agreed protocol;
  •  Address any request from the ethical committee and obtain ethical clearance.
  • Organization of field works to collect quantitative data (questionnaires);
  • Data processing and analysis;
  • Preparation of analytical report on research results with recommendations.