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PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. 

PMA2020 generates data on an array of health and development topics, including: 

Adolescent Health: PMA Adolescent Health survey was developed in 2018 for Rajasthan, India to gather information from adolescent girls (ages 15 to 19 years) on their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors with respect to marriage, childbearing, and family planning. The data is used to identify specific needs for sexual and reproductive health programming for adolescent girls in Rajasthan.

Family Planning: PMA Family Planning surveys measure the progress of key indicators of family planning methods use, demand, choice, quality, and access at health facility and household levels

Nutrition: PMA’s Nutrition survey modules are the first to rapidly generate actionable data on nutrition interventions at the national level in Kenya and Burkina Faso. The survey includes new nutrition coverage and readiness indicators, many of which are not currently available in other national surveys, and provide valuable information about program coverage at the individual, household, and facility levels.

Maternal and Newborn Health: PMA Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) surveys measure progress in the uptake and use of proven cost-effective high-impact interventions and the promotion of healthy behaviors aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. The PMA-MNH project is currently implemented in Ethiopia.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: PMA Menstrual Hygiene Management survey modules report on aspects of women’s menstrual management, including the location, the types of menstrual materials used, and means of disposal. All data are from women who reported menstruating in the past three months.

Schistosomiasis: PMA Schistosomiasis surveys measure biomarkers in the population to provide the first nationally representative prevalence rates of schistosomiasis in Uganda, while capturing data to identify the key risk factors for the disease, map water bodies where the disease is contracted, and determine reinfections rates by following up with infected individuals.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: PMA Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) survey modules collect nationally representative data twice a year on household WASH characteristics, such as access to and use of clean and reliable water, toilets and latrines, and handwashing stations, in order to gauge community and national progress toward achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Women and Girls’ Empowerment: Under the PMA Plus grant, the Women and Girls’ Empowerment survey gathers information from women and men about their sexual and reproductive health decisions in order to better understand what practices help or hinder women’s reproductive empowerment. The survey is implemented in select areas in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Nigeria.