Project continues towards improving The Gambia’s national health monitoring

Dr. Laura Ferguson visited The Gambia this month as part of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights’ ongoing Maternal and Child Nutritional and Health Results Project with the World Bank. She provided technical support to the national government for its monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition in the country. Working with a team of officials, the team revised data collection registers and reporting forms to include key indicators for monitoring maternal and child nutrition and health. The changes are intended to help The Gambia conform to international standards and enable the country to routinely monitor important indicators such as the treatment of syphilis and anemia during pregnancy and skilled attendance at delivery.