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  • The Allocate Model was designed to help countries overcome policy challenges by linking funding to program activities and linking program activities to outcome indicators. The models main objective is to help planners understand the relationship between funding levels and the effective implementation of safe motherhood, postabortion care, and family planning programs. The model aims to improve resource allocation for components of reproductive health (RH) programs by demonstrating its effects on a variety of national indicators. For example, what is the likely effect on maternal mortality rates if funding for family planning is reduced or increased? The Allocate Model facilitates the design of integrated national plans with attached budgets. The following models are used in the Allocate application. " DemProj. Forecasts the population structure for a country or a specific region by age and gender and by rural or urban residence based on specific fertility, mortality, and migration trends for up to 50 years in the future. This model serves as the base for most of the other models. " FamPlan. Estimates the number of users and acceptors and the cost of providing family planning (FP) services to (1) reduce unmet need for family planning, (2) achieve desired fertility, (3) attain a specified total fertility rate (TFR), (4) attain a specified contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR), and (5) achieve the maximum possible within a specific budget. FamPlan calculates indicators showing the number of users, commodities required, costs, unplanned pregnancies and births, and the number of abortions. " Safe Motherhood Model (SMM). Supports priority-setting exercises to demonstrate how improvements in program effort can help reduce maternal mortality rates. It allows improvements in different support and service areas and shows the impact of various patterns of effort. This model has a cost component that allows the user to cost out different interventions to help design national plans, strategies, and budgets. " Postabortion care (PAC) Model. Analyzes the effect of certain FP assumptions on maternal deaths; distributes maternal deaths according to planned births, unplanned births, and abortions; and demonstrates how the allocation of expenditures can increase postabortion treatments and reduce deaths. The POLICY Project provided technical assistance (TA) to Ukraine between February and July 2005, using the Allocate Model to help create a comprehensive National Reproductive Health Plan (NRHP) and to achieve greater efficiency in the use of available funds.
    Ukraine Allocate Core Report.doc
  • This report documents the significance and impact of the first three core packages implemented in Romania, Ukraine, and Nigeria. It also presents key highlights of results achieved through the packages.
  • English
  • Worldwide, over 500,000 women and girls die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth each year. The tragedy - and opportunity - is that most of these deaths can be prevented with cost-effective health care services. POLICY's MNPI series provides country-specific data on maternal and neonatal health programs in more than 30 developing countries. Based on a study conducted by the Futures Group and funded through the MEASURE Evaluation Project, the MNPI is a tool that can be used to: Assess current health care services; identify program strengths and weaknesses; plan strategies to address deficiencies; encourage political and popular support for appropriate action; and track progress over time.
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  • The purpose of this study was to provide the Population Development Group with evidence that operational policy barriers result in inefficient resource use in reproductive health care in Ukraine and to recommend solutions. The analysis will serve as the foundations for recommendations that the MOH will make to the Cabinet of Ministers on ways to remove the existing operational policy barriers. The specific objectives of this study were to understand, analyze, and recommend solutions to the following problems: -Inefficiencies at the facility level in the areas of staff time use, bed capacity and use, and availability and use of supplies and equipment; -Infelxibility in allocating funds for health care from local budget and financial decision making at the facility level; -The shadow economy in health care from the client perspective (and its relationship to inefficiencies in financial resource allocation); and -Poor quality of care from the client perspective (and its relationship to inefficiencies in health care facilities).
  • Through a targeted package of activities, POLICY assisted major stakeholders in analyzing the operational policy barriers to implementing the National Reproductive Health Program 2001-2005 (NRHP). POLICY also provided technical assistance from September 2001 to November 2003 to help the RH Policy Development Group identify and document operational policy barriers to efficient resource allocation and use in two typical Ukrainian cities (Kamianets-Podilsky and Svitlovodsk) and to help RH stakeholders in Kamianets-Podilsky set priorities and include them in an RH implementation plan. This paper documents the role of the POLICY Project in achieving policy changes and decisions regarding the NRHP.
    Ukraine CP final 11.05.doc
  • This companion piece to the National RH Program, 2001-2005 document, provides information about the aggregate cost of the Program to central and local governments, as well as to non-governmental sources. It also provides more detailed information about the costs of each individual activity, thereby allowing program implementers to assess the pros and cons, as well as the feasibility of each activity.
  • English