The MORE MAMaZ endline survey was conducted to establish the extent of success of the programme’s interventions in five districts. Specific objectives were:
- To collect post intervention data to compare changes in attitudes, knowledge and practices arising as a result of the programme’s demand-side intervention by examining changes in knowledge of maternal danger signs, birth preparedness and knowledge of community support systems.
- Establish actual use of skilled or facility- based delivery services for routine and emergency care.
- Assess levels of social inclusion, and empowerment among women and changes in experiences regarding gender-based violence.
- Make recommendations for future programme design and for policy formulation and/or adaption.
The survey found the following:
- 51% increase in male knowledge of three or more maternal danger signs
- 25% increase in antenatal care uptake in the first trimester
- 32% increase in skilled birth attendance
- 14% increase in use of modern family planning methods
These results were significantly higher than those in control sites.
The MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MORE MAMaZ) Programme was funded by Comic Relief. The programme was implemented by a consortium comprising of Transaid, Health Partners International (HPI), Development Data, and Disacare. The programme built on the activities of the UK aid funded MAMaZ programme (2010-2013) which was implemented by HPI.