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Nicaragua Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Baseline Health Facility Survey 2013


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Nicaragua (NIC)
Costa Caribe Norte, Costa Caribe Sur, Jinotega, Madriz, Matagalpa
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2013 - 08/2013
Data type
  • Health facility
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) focuses on reducing inequalities in maternal and child health in Mesoamerica. This dataset is the product of an SMI impact evaluation. It includes results of a baseline health facility survey conducted in five departments in Nicaragua. In total, 64 facilities were surveyed. These represent facilities that provide ambulatory-, basic-, and complete-level Essential Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EONC) services. Surveyors collected data through interviews with facility personnel and direct observation. They recorded information on general facility characteristics, infrastructure, staff, supplies, equipment, and the availability of key maternal and child health care services. They also performed medical record reviews, extracting retrospective data on record-keeping, family planning, treatment practices related to uncomplicated births and medical complications experienced by mothers or infants during delivery, and child medical services.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Anesthetic equipment, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Blood pressure, Blood supply, Blood tests, Caesarean section, Catheters, Child health care, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, DOTs, DTP vaccines, Diagnostic equipment, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Drug stockouts, Drug supply, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Emergency preparedness, Family planning, Female infertility, Folic acid, Gynecological equipment, Gynecology, Health care access, Health care services, Health education, Health facility conditions, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health resources, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iron supplements, Lab personnel, Laboratories, Laboratory equipment, Languages, Live births, Marital status, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Medical equipment, Medicines, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Nurses, Obstetrical equipment, Operating rooms, Oral rehydration therapy, Pediatrics, Pentavalent vaccines, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physicians, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Rotavirus vaccines, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Surgeons, Syringes, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Training programs, Ultrasound, Urine tests, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, X-rays, Zinc