This guidance describes a catalogue of indicators for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) that can be monitored through health management information system data. It is a module of the WHO Toolkit for Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) Data and links to relevant indicators from other programmatic modules of the WHO toolkit. The document provides guidance on possible analysis and visualization of the indicators, including considerations for interpreting and using the data for decision-making. An annex on data quality considerations for MNCAH managers provides suggestions for reviewing and interpreting routine health facility data through a quality lens.
Accompanying this guidance are a series of presentations and exercises, including a facilitator guide, that can be used in workshops to strengthen capacity of analysis, interpretation and use of data by MNCAH managers.
The target audience for the guidance and accompanying materials are ministry of health staff working on MNCAH programmes and monitoring and evaluation activities at national and subnational levels; health workers; and partner organizations involved in supporting MNCAH programmes and monitoring.