Mother and child health indicators survey, Moïssala Health District, Chad

Friday 8 March 2019
Maternal and child health Survey Moïssala Chad
Epicentre conducted a baseline survey in Moïssala, Chad.
Mother and baby attend mobile malnutrition unit
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Maternal and child health survey

Epicentre conducted a baseline survey in Dembo and Beboro, zones in the Moïssala Health District, Chad, between 12 february to 6 of March  2019.

The survey in a nutshell

The district of Moïssala in Chad.
The district of Moïssala in Chad.

For many years Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has conducted seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) for children under 5 years of age in Moïssala District. Epicentre has supported this effort by conducting yearly SMC coverage surveys. MSF wishes to broaden the scope of their activities to mother and child health generally. Chad's national data collected in 2014 suggest that mother and child health in this part of the country is among the worst.

This survey is a baseline survey that will estimate access to childbirth services for women who have been pregnant in the preceding 24 months and immunization coverage and prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition of children born of these pregnancies in the Dembo and Beboro area of responsibility. Detailed information obtained by this survey--and monitoring the same indicators in the future--can be used to adapt the maternal and child care that is provided.