Health system strengthening for maternal and child health
- evaluating effects of a large-scale initiative in Guinea-Bissau
Sabine Margarete Damerow, MSc Global Health, PhD-student
Guinea-Bissau is facing amongst the highest burden of maternal and child mortality in the world. To improve the coverage of essential maternal and child health services and maternal and child survival, the European Union has implemented the ‘Integrated Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality’ (PIMI) in Guinea-Bissau. PIMI is a large-scale health system strengthening programme providing free care, health worker training, supply of essential medicines, and rehabilitation of health facilities.
Using a mixed-methods approach, Sabine investigates the impact of PIMI on the coverage of essential maternal and child health services and perinatal mortality in Guinea-Bissau and explores persisting barriers and facilitators to quality essential MCH services.
Sabine's reseach profile and publication list is available here.