Maternal, newborn and child health

Program Focus: Health Area, Patient Demographic, and Geography

How are Maternal and Child Health (MNCH) programs profiled by CHMI targeting their services? While some programs are very general in their focus, many target their activities to cater to a specific geographic area (e.g. urban, rural) or a specific segment of the population (e.g. children, women). In addition, while all programs featured on this topic page have a focus on MNCH, many are simultaneously focusing on other health areas (e.g. AIDS, tuberculosis). Click "Learn More" below to explore these focuses through graphs and data.

Health Focus


Dentistry: 12
Emergency care: 24
Eye care: 10
Family planning and reproductive health: 102
Malaria and other vector borne diseases: 32
Mental health: 9
Noncommunicable disease(s): 18
Nutrition: 26
Other/not applicable: 9
Pharmacy services: 9
Primary care: 100
Rehabilitative care: 5
Secondary/tertiary care: 28
Tuberculosis: 24

Target Geography


Peri-urban: 161
Rural: 257
Urban: 154

Target Population


Children five or older: 62
Children under five: 173
Disabled: 6
Elderly: 7
Ethnic minority: 10
Formal sector workers: 6
General population: 106
Informal sector workers: 13
Men: 34
Military: 4
Women: 237
Young adults (13-24): 38

Program Funding

What are the sources of funding for MNCH programs profiled by CHMI? Programs receive funding from a range of sources, often in combination, including: donors, investors, government, and more. Click "Learn More" below to explore where CHMI-profiled programs are receiving funding through graphs and data.

Funding Sources


Donor: 237
Government: 92
In-kind contributions: 40
Investor capital: 18
Revenue: 117
Self-funded (bootstrapped): 19

Innovative Approaches

Which innovative approaches are Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs using to achieve their goals? The following graphs illustrate the approaches that CHMI-profiled programs use to improve health market performance in this health area. These approaches fall into five categories: innovations that organize healthcare delivery, innovations that help finance care, innovations that regulate the performance of healthcare providers, innovations that change behaviors among patients and providers, and innovations that enhance processes for increased efficiency. Click "Learn More" below to explore each of these categories through graphs and data.



Changing Behavior: 205
Enhancing Processes: 184
Financing Care: 85
Organizing Delivery: 114
Regulating Performance: 63

Organizing Delivery


Discover how programs deliver healthcare services or link together private providers.

Cooperative: 2
Health services chain: 29
Health services network: 47
Professional association: 12
Social Franchising: 37

Financing Care


Discover how programs help to finance care for the poor.

Contracting: 17
Cross-subsidization: 12
Government health insurance: 7
Health savings: 9
Micro/community health insurance: 28
Vouchers: 29

Regulating Performance


Discover how programs set standards and/or enforce quality care among private health providers.

Expansion incentives: 9
Licensing/accreditation: 22
Monitoring standards: 29
Pay for performance: 15
Policy/legislation: 11

Changing Behavior


Discover how programs encourage consumers to seek better care or health workers to provide better care

Conditional cash transfer: 4
Consumer association: 15
Consumer education: 142
Provider training: 97
Social Marketing: 48

Enhancing Processes


Discover how programs apply operational processes or technologies to improve quality, access, efficiency, or cost.

Information communication technology: 83
Innovative operational processes: 41
Laboratory testing/ diagnostics: 26
Mobile clinic: 44
Products/equipment: 48
Supply chain enhancements: 30