Technical Assistance for Clinical Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (2014)

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World Health Organisation

Project Location

Project Duration

4 months

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • Montrose supported the Myanmar Ministry of Health (MoH) Department of Medical Research in conducting a Service Availability and Readiness Assessment across Myanmar.
  • The survey methodology is a standard WHO methodology which was being implemented for the first time in Asia.
  • The Myanmar Ministry of Health required external consultancy support to ensure the quality of a comprehensive health facility availability and readiness sample survey to be conducted across the country before national health sector planning activities in 2015 for post 2015 implementation.
  • Due to our known health sector evaluation experience and on-the-ground presence in Myanmar, Montrose was contracted by WHO to provide support and overall quality assurance to the process.


  • A Montrose team of one international Yangon-based health survey expert and one Myanmar national medical doctor were responsible for:
    • Support to the Department of Medical Research (DMR) team’s development of survey tools to fit Myanmar context.
    • Support on the use of the CSPro statistical software package for conducting the survey and data analysis.
    • Field visits to 10% of the health facilities sampled by DMR teams (20 facilities) across Myanmar to support and verify quality of data collected by DMR researchers. Team members worked in Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyarwaddy and Tanintharyi regions, and Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Mon states.
    • Conducting initial analysis of data quality and presenting verification of DMR data quality.
    • Comprehensive final report on the process and quality of the exercise.


  • The results of the survey informed Myanmar national health sector planning post-2015.