Strengthening Nutrition in the Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness in Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, MCSP is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to strengthen the national integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and integrated community case management (iCCM) strategies, and supporting their rollout in Tshopo and Bas-Uélé provinces. Part of the IMCI strategy includes assessing the nutritional status of […]

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Qualitative Assessment of Family Planning and Immunization Service Integration in Malawi: Dowa and Ntchisi Districts

In Malawi, at the policy level, maternal and child health services are integrated as part of the Essential Health Package; however, in practice, this integration has not been fully realized. Family planning (FP) and immunization services have been provided largely in parallel, according to different schedules and by different providers. To optimize health contacts and […]

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MCSP Mozambique Program Brief: Quality Improvement

This eight-page brief illuminates MSCP’s quality improvement (QI) work in Mozambique is to improve key reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes by ensuring that services are safe, effective, timely, respectful, coordinated and equitable. The program builds leadership and capacity of the Ministry of Health for QI at the national level and in Nampula and Sofala […]

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Therapeutic Early Stimulation Toolkit: Helping Young Children with Disabilities Meet Their Potential

The goal of this toolkit is to provide structured and effective training for community health workers, early intervention therapists, midwives, clinical officers, and other service providers who will be implementing the Therapeutic Early Stimulation (TES) Package as well as coaching parents in their catchment areas. The TES Toolkit includes several resources to support participant learning […]

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Using Geospatial Analysis to Better Serve Disadvantaged Program Beneficiaries in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Lessons from an Exploratory Analysis in Nigeria

MCSP conducted an exploratory geospatial analysis using multiple geospatial data sources to understand inequities in access to maternal health services in two Nigerian states. The program looked at the relative socioeconomic position (SEP) of the population surrounding MCSP-supported facilities – as measured by a proxy indicator from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) modeled surfaces for […]

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Health Systems Strengthening in MCSP Country Programs: A Review of MCSP’s Work to Strengthen Health Systems for Improved RMNCH

MCSP incorporates health systems strengthening (HSS) approaches to support programming along nine technical areas—family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, immunization, nutrition, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). While MCSP incorporates HSS approaches across its country programs, MCSP’s midterm evaluation found that HSS activities at country level were not well documented. To […]

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