Results-Based Financing in Malawi: Brief 1: The Effect of RBF4MNH on Health Service Utilization

Related Project: Translating Research into Action (TRAction)
Content Type: Briefs
Authors: USAID TRAction Project
Published: July 2016

Utilization of critical maternal and neonatal services is considered essential to meet internationally agreed upon maternal and child health objectives set forth in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Every Women Every Child Action Movement’s Global Strategy. This brief summarizes the effect of the RBF4MNH Initiative on two of its primary aims: (1) To increase utilization of health services that were directly targeted (including delivery and early neonatal care), and (2) To increase quality health services that were directly targeted (including delivery and early neonatal care). This brief also aims to provide insights into how the RBF4MNH program affected care-seeking patterns and duration of stay following childbirth across facilities in the participating districts. In addition to incentives for healthcare workers, RBF4MNH included cash incentives for pregnant women, conditional upon seeking a facility-based delivery.


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