EN-MINI Tools: Overview

Figure 1. Data collection from routine registers in EN-BIRTH study 2016–2020

The EN-BIRTH study collaboration supports the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) to count every newborn through measurement, program-tracking, and accountability. More than ninety countries are now tracking progress towards ENAP milestones for 2025. Annual ENAP progress reports demonstrate the benefit of standardized monitoring, highlight success, and identify where further focus is needed.

The EN-MINI tools focus on core newborn indicator measurement shown as the yellow data point circles in the center of the data pyramid in Figure 2. EN-MINI tools assess Routine Health Information Systems performance for data collected from the health facility up to sub-national and national levels for tracking.

EN-MINI currently includes seven tools (Figure 2) ideally implemented as a package, but can be used individually for your needs. The EN-MINI Tools for Routine Health Information Systems brief, EN-MINI-PRISM training manualand EN-MINI-PRISM training slide set are also available for download.

Figure 2. EN-MINI Tools

​​​​​​​EN-MINI Tools: Click on a box below to learn more

Tools to help you

  • Find the routine newborn data in your system that can be used now to track progress
  • Identify routine data gaps for what you need and want to measure
  • Reduce measurement burden, especially for frontline health workers

Tools to help you

  • Discover who uses routine newborn data in your health system
  • Find out which newborn data are in electronic data systems
  • Learn which additional data users need to invest for newborns

Tools to help you

  • Check your newborn data quality
  • Ascertain if feedback mechanisms are effective
  • Explore which resources are needed to further improve data quality

EN-MINI tools were produced with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of the Data for Impact (D4I) associate award 7200AA18LA00008, which is implemented by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with Palladium International, LLC; ICF Macro, Inc.; John Snow, Inc.; and Tulane University. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.