24-Hour Health Facilities
English: % of health facilities with skilled attendant available 24 hours per day, seven days per week
French: % d'établissements de santé disposant d'un personnel qualifié disponible 24 heures sur 24, sept jours sur sept
Portuguese: % de instalações de saúde com atendimento qualificado disponível 24 horas por dia, sete dias por semana
Czech: % zdravotních zařízení s kvalifikovaným personálem dostupným 24 hodin denně, 7 dní v týdnu
What is its purpose?
The indicator assesses the proportion of health facilities in a specific area with at least one skilled attendant (doctor, nurse or midwife) available at any time of day or night, seven days per week – an essential pre-condition for women receiving the life-saving care or referrals they need.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
1) Collect the required data by conducting key informant interviews (health facility staff, health authorities, people living near the health facilities, health facility users), review documents (showing when different people were treated) and spontaneous visits (in the late evening, early morning, weekend, public holiday).
2) To calculate the indicator's value, divide the number of health facilities operating non-stop by the total number of surveyed facilities. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.