January 23, 2017
A look back on the progress made in 2016: In the past year PMA2020 has continued on a fast pace of progress and innovation. We have launched our survey program in Rajasthan, India; expanded our survey to cover 5 additional states in Nigeria; taken on a new province in DR Congo; added two counties to data collection in Kenya; and expanded from a subnational to a national survey round in Niger. Across all countries, we have conducted a total of 36 survey rounds in just over 3 years of activity. We have launched 3 new modules in the last year: primary health care in Ghana, maternal/newborn health in Ethiopia, and water/schistosomiasis in Uganda.
We have trained over 1,700 resident enumerators who have administered more than 325,000 interviews.
Looking ahead, we have laid the groundwork for a new launch in Côte d’Ivoire and are exploring possibilities in other countries. We have received a new grant to field a nutrition module in Kenya and Burkina Faso. And we have two other new grants, PMA Plus and PMA/Agile that will expand innovations that work from our platform in a number of countries. Our adventure continues!