|Selecting Reproductive Health Indicators: A Guide for District Managers (WHO - OMS, 1997, 36 p.)|
The primary users of the guidelines will be district level managers charged with responsibility for
· co-ordinating and integrating reproductive health services,
· providing specific reproductive health services, or
· collecting information to evaluate reproductive health programmes.
The selection of indicators is likely to be a group activity, bringing together professionals involved in the various components of the reproductive health programme and in the collection and use of health information.
The principle on which this document is built is one of making maximum use of existing information sources in order to generate indicators. National indicators should therefore be selected from among those used at a district level. This means that at least a core set of indicators is gathered across all districts to enable a valid national picture to be constructed, and this requires co-ordination between the managers of reproductive health programmes at the district and the national level.