Sindh Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Study

(November 2008 - March 2009)

The Agha Khan University prepared a feasibility study for the Norwegian Pakistan-Partnership Initiative (NPPI) on result-based financing mechanisms for improving maternal, newborn and child health outputs in ten selected low-performing districts in Sindh. For this study, the Agha Khan University invited Dr. Asad Saeed of the Collective to be the economic expert on the team conducting the feasibility study. As part of the study Dr. Saeed examined current fund flow systems and financial information systems presently in use in the health sector in Sindh, estimated cost packages that households face when paying for maternal and child health care across the ten districts, reviewed existing targeting mechanisms in Pakistan, and proposed recommendations based on his findings and analysis.

Publications and Papers

Dr. Shehla Zaidi, Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Asad Sayeed, Zahid Memon and Dr. Ajmal Agha,Result Based Financing Mechanisms for Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Outputs: A Feasibility Study for 10 Selected Districts of Rural Sindh. The Aga Khan University, Karachi. 2010.

Keywords: Health