This assessment by the Population Council is based on a random sample of 154 Lady Health Workers (LHWs) from three provinces of Pakistan. The aim is to strengthen the routine LHW-MIS (management information system) in the districts so that it can contribute to the improvement of the district health system by providing reliable evidence. Further, based on the findings of the current assessment, the districts managers/decisionmakers should be able to continuously improve the LHW-MIS through applying a problem-solving approach. The report details recommendations for program management, including: 1) providing all necessary MIS tools to each LHW; 2) providing basic equipment like weighing scales for babies, thermometers, etc. to each LHW; and 3) strong supervision to ensure that LHWs use all the MIS tools for a complete recording of all the events in their catchment areas.
Mahmood, Arshad and Syeda Saman Naz. 2012. "Assessment of management information system [MIS] of national program for family planning and primary health care [LHW Program]." Islamabad: Population Council.
Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)