Impact on mortality and stunting is calculated by the Lives Saved Tool, (LiST). A consortium of academic and international organizations, led by Institute of International Programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School, and supported by a Gates Foundation grant to the US Fund for UNICEF, has developed this tool to estimate the impact of scaling-up maternal, newborn and child health interventions.
The LiST calculates changes in disease specific child and maternal mortality as well as changes in different national parameters on the basis of:
- Epidemiological and demographic status of population at baseline (including level of mortality, causes of mortality, etc.)
- Changes in coverage of high impact interventions.
LiST provides and estimation of total deaths averted as well as deaths averted by intervention and cause.