Literature Review: Civil Society Engagement to Strengthen National Health Systems to End Preventable Child and Maternal Death

This document summarizes a literature review on civil society engagement to strengthen national health systems to end preventable child and maternal death. The role of civil society in national health system strengthening remains ill-defined as disagreements continue to exist concerning the roles and responsibilities of donors, governments and civil society itself. The authors aim to […]

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Promoting Healthy Behaviors among Egyptian Mothers: A Quasi-Experimental Study of a Health Communication Package Delivered by Community Organizations

This MCSP co-authored article, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examines how decisions made at the household level—to seek antenatal care or breastfeed, for example—can have a direct impact on the health of mothers and newborns. The SMART Community-based Initiatives program in Egypt worked with community development associations to encourage better household decision-making by training […]

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Case Study: Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes for Child Health Using the Standards-Based Management and Recognition Approach in Zimbabwe

This case study aims to document the application of Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) as a quality improvement approach to the case management of childhood illness in Zimbabwe through USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Program. The lessons learned about the implementation process, success factors, and challenges will illumine the adoption of SBM-R to […]

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Monitoring iCCM: a feasibility study of the indicator guide for monitoring and evaluating integrated community case management

In March 2014, the iCCM Task Force published an Indicator Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating iCCM: a ‘menu’ of recommended indicators with globally agreed definitions and methodology, to guide countries in developing robust iCCM monitoring systems. The Indicator Guide was conceived as an evolving document that would incorporate collective experience and learning as iCCM programs […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Zambia on the Addition of Integrated Community Case managed (iCCM)

This case study reviews Zambia’s experience adding the integrated community case management (iCCM) strategy into the Global Fund New Funding Model (GFNFM) concept note for malaria. This case explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Zambia experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of GFNFM concept note development […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Uganda on Integrating the Integrated Community Case Management Model (iCCM)

This case study reviews Uganda’s experience with integrating the integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model’s (NFM) concept note for malaria. This case study explores some of the challenges experienced by, and lessons learned from, the Uganda experience, and discusses broader issues about developing a Global Fund NFM concept note […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Ghana on Negotiating the Inclusion of Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illness Copy

This case study reviews Ghana’s experience in negotiating the inclusion of integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) concept note for malaria. It explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Ghana experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of developing the NFM […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Kenya on iCCM Integration into the Malaria Concept Note

The report explores the experience of Kenya in considering whether and how to leverage malaria Global Fund money for integrated community case management (iCCM). It reviews the challenges experienced during, and lessons learned from, the discussions between malaria and child health stakeholders. Additionally, it explores the reasons why, in Kenya’s case, during this phase of […]

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