ALMA is supporting the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia in the implementation of the country’s Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health scorecard management tool for accountability and action (RMNCAH) and the Country’s Community scorecard (CSC).
The Ethiopia’s RMNCAH scorecard management tool was first developed by the Federal Ministry of Health in 2013 in collaboration with ALMA. The scorecard tool is used to track key maternal and child health indicators, identify bottlenecks and drive action at the national and regional level. Since its rollout, ALMA has supported the Federal Ministry of Health in the strengthening and decentralisation of the scorecard management tool.
Ethiopia’s CSC is designed as a community-led governance tool which brings primary health care units (PHCUs), local government structures and the community together to promote accountability and responsiveness in service provision. It is a key component of the Health Reform agenda. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) rolled-out the Community scorecard (CSC) in July 2017 to focus on quality of care indicators which are not readily available through the routine HMIS. To date, the CSC has been decentralized to regional, zonal, district, facility and community levels in 356 districts in the country. The scorecard is being used to monitor the country’s progress towards establishing and strengthening the Woreda Transformation Programme and Health Extension Programme –two of the sector’s flagship programmes.