MCC funds URC's continued MNCH and nutrition work in Indonesia

We are pleased to announce that URC has been awarded the Online System Development & Maintenance of Sentinel Sites Monitoring for Health and Nutrition Project by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This exciting project will aid in the design and roll out of a national sentinel site monitoring system for key maternal, newborn, and child health interventions.

The sentinel site monitoring system is designed to provide a comprehensive system for data management (collect, analyze, store and use the data) related to first 1000 days of life of a child. Evidence identified the first 1000 days of a child's life as a powerful window of opportunity, when nutrition has a long-term effect on a child’s development. As an active partner for the 1,000 days initiative, the program will support the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Indonesia Monitoring & Evaluation Unit to accommodate more wide-ranging data needs.

By developing an online system and maintaining a designated cloud service, the system will provide real-time and localized updates that are specific to the MCA-Indonesia interventions in the country. The semi-online desktop application will be maintained by community health workers, and field facilitators with provided training for the application by URC.

 

In Surabaya, Indonesia, a young woman talks to the doctor in a clinic about her baby's health during a routine check-up © 2007 Donald Bason, Courtesy of Photoshare
Date 
April 25, 2016
Authors 
Sarah Kim, Communications Specialist
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