This is the eighth in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on efficient transport management systems to improve health delivery. The key messages are:
An efficient transport management system (TMS) is vital for providing prompt access to maternal health services, making vaccines more readily available and improving immunisation coverage.
- Women in labour need to be able to reach health facilities promptly, and child vaccinations need to be available when they get there.
- To get vaccinations to health facilities there needs to be an efficient transport system to deliver them.
- There are a number of challenges to TMS that need to be addressed and recommendations to be considered.