Local private maternity providers serve a large proportion of the population but the care women receive can vary. To help ensure women receive consistent, high-quality maternal care regardless of where they seek it, MSD for Mothers worked in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in India and Uganda to develop a practical resource focused on quality management in private care settings.
The end result is the Private Maternity Care Quality Toolkit (PMC-QT)*, an asset designed to help measure and improve the quality care provided, whether by a doctor working at a large hospital or a health worker in a rural village.
The PMC-QT helps address private providers' needs and challenges in several ways:
*This program is supported by funding from MSD, through MSD for Mothers, the company's 10-year, $500 million initiative to help create a world where no woman dies giving life. MSD for Mothers is an initiative of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.