MNTE Introduction

What is the MNT Risk Score?

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.

 

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