GSIF Post #11 Rohan Ekambaram

  Indicator Definition Baseline Target Data source Frequency Responsible reporting
Goal Reduction in maternal mortality The number of maternal deaths compared to those in previous years 1360 maternal deaths for 100000 live births A number that is lower than 1360 Use medical data from PHUs and hospitals Every year would be a good frequency World hope international would be an important help in this process The statistics would have to be reported the Ministry of Health and world hope international if they are not the ones taking down the numbers
Outcomes The number of women screened positive for UTIs and Preeclampsia increasing The number of referral tickets used by the CHWs would show how many women are screened positive and that subtracted from the total numbers of screens This information is not available For as many at risk people to be screened as possible Ukweli data tracking Biannually CHWs and other medical workers in the rural areas This would be reported to world hope international, the Ukweli team and the ministry of health
output Changing the stigma of UTIs and getting more women to get screened while also educating people about the symptoms and signs Track screens and referrals and whether or not the referrals did anything No data Increase in women seeing doctors about UTIs and Pree Using the records that the Ukweli team has previously made This is monitored as frequently as the meetings the CHWs have with the people of Sierra Leone The CHWs who are distributing the strips, referring people and educating those around them Reported to the WHI, the ministry of health and the Ukweli team

 

Assumptions:

  • The strategy of distributing the information about the UTI test strips are able to reach the audiences that need it most.
  • The accuracy of the test strips, which will soon be tested for this summer for quality control

Logic Model:

 

Inputs Activities Outputs Outcomes Goal Alignment
Grants

World Hope International and Wancheng

Team at lehigh

Distributing test strips

Educating women

Training health workers

Number of women screened and those that get treatment because of referrals Maternal mortality rate lowers

Happier life for mothers and babies

If these factors work the goals will align

 

 

Social Return on Investment

 

With $1, 50 strips are able to be purchased by a community health worker. When a woman buys it would most likely be for about $0.23. This allows the CHW to make a profit of $0.18. This would allow for the CHW to have a much more stable income which is not the situation at the moment. Payments are few and far between since the system of payment is quarterly and often the payment dates are missed. This would mean that if a CHW sold all his strips, he would make $9. All of those strips sold would mean the 50 women are being screened for UTIs and preeclampsia. There is no monetary value for the knowledge of medical safety, but there is still some monetary gain from this. The normal strips sold cost about $2.00. This means that a woman buying the strips for $0.23 would save $1.77. When using the money to calculate the social return on investment, every test strip bring back about $1.95. This does not include the medical safety of the women gaining knowledge about UTIs or the CHWs mental peace from having a steadier income. This means that for every $1.00 spent, $97.50 is generated.