Indicators of maternal and child nutrition and health in The Gambia highlight significant room for improvement, especially among people living in rural areas where poverty rates are high. The poor performance of the health service delivery system on maternal and child nutrition and health outcomes points to an operationally weak primary health care system and inadequate linkages between communities and the health system. This report presents the findings of the baseline survey for the impact evaluation of the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project in The Gambia, which took place between November 2014 and February 2015. It constitutes the first round of data collection for the impact evaluation and provides an overview of the situation with regard to knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in relation to maternal and child nutrition and health prior to the start of the project. The primary institutions involved in carrying out the baseline evaluation were: the University of Southern California, the World Bank Group, the University of The Gambia, Harvard University and the Gambia Bureau of Statistics.
Authors: Laura Ferguson, Rifat Hasan
Published By: RBF Health
Date: February 2015
Publication Link: https://www.rbfhealth.org/sites/rbf/files/documents/Gambia%20IE%20baseline%20report.pdf