Health Facility Assessment (HFA)

The Health Facility Assessment (HFA) resources are systematically developed to assess service readiness for small and sick newborn care. Co-design of the HFA was facilitated by NEST360, working with African governments and in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other key experts.

HFA Paper Modules

1a: Facility Infrastructure
Survey to assess facility infrastructure and amenities (i.e., communications, transportation)
1b: Neonatal Unit Infrastructure
Survey to assess neonatal unit infrastructure, equipment, and amenities (includes infection prevention & control questions)
2a: Pharmacy and Laboratory
Survey to assess pharmacy and laboratory services
2b: Medical Devices and Supplies
Survey to assess available devices and supplies
2c: Biomedical Technician Workshop
Survey to assess tools, supplies, and infrastructure of biomed workshops
2d: General Newborn Care Equipment
List with pictures of newborn care equipment and supplies
3: Human Resources for Health
Survey to assess staffing and working conditions
4: Information Systems
Survey to assess data systems, information management, filing systems, etc.
5: Administration and Management
Survey to assess management practices and reporting
6: Family Centred Care
Survey to assess practice and monitoring of family centred care initiatives
7: Hand-washing Observation Form
Data collection form for hand washing records

Data dictionaries for electronic data collection (REDcap)


Data Dictionaries
REDcap data dictionaries that define terms and relationships between HFA data. These dictionaries, other data tools and scripts will be made available soon. If you require any of these items now, please contact info@nest360.org

 

Data collector training agenda (sample)
Sample agenda in Microsoft Word that can be used as a template for setting the data collector training agenda.
Checklist for HFA planning
Available upon request, please email info@nest360.org
Data collector training survey (sample)
Sample survey to use in training data collectors on HFA procedures
Data cleaning scripts for HFA modulesĀ 
Stata scripts used to clean data collected using the HFA modules, these are available upon request, email info@nest360.org
HFA Baseline Summary Feedback Report (sample)
Sample HFA baseline summary report showing sample data compiled from HFA surveys
HFA summary report population script
(R) scripts used to auto-populate feedback SUMMARY reports, these are available upon request, email info@nest360.org
HFA Baseline Health Facility Assessment (sample)
Sample full-length HFA baseline report showing sample data compiled from HFA surveys
HFA full report population script
(R) scripts used to auto-populate feedback FULL reports, these are available upon request, email info@nest360.org
HFA heat maps scoring script
Stata scripts for scoring heat maps used in HFA reporting, these are available upon request, email info@nest360.org