Skip to content

When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Medicine & Health

Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Partnered Collections, Special Issues

This collection presents innovative assessments of the validity of measuring population coverage for interventions in this field. Coverage indicators are widely used to assess whether interventions are reaching women and children in low- and middle-income countries, particularly through population-based household surveys. The collection shows that while some indicators can be measured accurately, others may not provide valid results and therefore need further investigation and development. It explores issues around measurement using household surveys, assessment of health inequalities, consideration of survey error, and the generation of indicators for global monitoring, and presents recommendations for transforming the findings of these and previous studies into better measurement, reporting and interpretation of coverage estimates.

Image Credit: PLOS

Measuring Coverage - Maternal & Newborn Health
Measuring Coverage - Child Health
Measuring Coverage - Methodology
Collection Support

Produced with support from the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG). Financial support for CHERG is provided by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their grant to the US Fund for UNICEF.


Download a mobi version of the collection

Download Mobi

Download an ePub version of the collection

Download ePub
PLOS Collections Blog - Medicine & Health Sciences


Back to top