PEECHi (Programme for the Economic Evaluation for Maternal and Child Health interventions)
This programme of work is funded by the SA Medical Research Council, in partnership with the South African Department of Health and the National Treasury. The aim of the project is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce maternal and child mortality.
The goal of this research is:
- Identify, evaluate, and cost existing interventions in maternal and child health in South Africa
- Recommend priorities to the National and Provincial departments of health to achieve the Sustainable Development goals
- Support the Department of Health to achieve the targets in the strategic plan for maternal, new-born, child, and women’s health and nutrition in South Africa, 2012 to 2016.
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) countdown
In October 2013 PRICELESS was commissioned by the National Department of Health and World Health Organisation SA to ascertain the progress South Africa could make by 2015 towards improving maternal, neonatal, and child health. This analysis was launched in 2014 by the Minister of Health as part of the national plan for maternal and child health to be rolled out at national and district level.
This work has included work at the provincial level and includes stillbirths, family planning, and diarrhoea.