The score refers to the level/severity of populations at risk of maternal and newborn tetanus.
- A low score (red colored areas) refers to high risk due to low coverage levels of MNTE Interventions
- A medium score (yellow colored areas) refers to moderate risk due to medium coverage levels of essential MNTE interventions
- A high score (green colored areas) refers to low risk due to high coverage levels of essential MNTE interventions
The score is estimated based on coverage levels of a selection of indicators as defined by WHO 2013 pre-validation guidelines including:
- DPT3/Penta 3 coverage;
- ROUTINE DATA-DPT3/Penta 3 coverage;
- Tetanus Toxoid (2 or more doses of coverage);
- ROUTINE DATA-Tetanus Toxoid (2 or more doses of coverage);
- Tetanus Toxoid (2 or more doses of coverage through SIA);
- Tetanus protection at birth;
- ROUTINE DATA- Skilled birth attendance; and
- At least 1 or more antenatal care visits
Note: The score can be set and adjusted based on the context of a country or subnational area. This level of adjustment is permitted to the MNTE Administrator role assigned to a few MNTE experts at country levels as well as experts at UNICEF HQ.