Neglected Value of Small Population-based Surveys: Comparison with Demographic and Health Survey Data

This open access, MCSP co-authored article in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition compares a knowledge, practice, and coverage (KPC) household survey and Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS) carried out in overlapping timeframes. The authors believe that global health practice and evaluation operate with misleading assumptions about lack of reliability of small population-based health […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Start Up Report

This report covers program Maternal and Child Survival Program start-up activities implemented from March 17, 2014 to September 30, 2014. The startup period involved intensive work on two critical tracks: 1) supporting USAID’s engagement in global technical and policy fora to keep focused momentum on Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths; and 2) startup activities […]

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Monitoring coverage of fully immunized children

This MCSP co-authored article in the journal Vaccine highlights a mini-survey conducted to assess the status of monitoring coverage of fully immunized children (FIC) in Eastern and Southern African countries. The authors designed and distributed a structured self-administered questionnaire to all 19 national program managers attending a meeting in March 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Responses […]

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Feasibility Study of the Implementation of Integrated Community Case Management in Bondo: Leveraging Existing Systems

This midline assessment report analyzes the effectiveness of integrated community case management (iCCM) in reducing the infant mortality rate in Bondo, Kenya. Community health volunteers delivered iCCM in addition to the care services already in place. The authors make suggestions for how best to improve iCCM and further reduce infant mortality going forward. […]

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Lessons Learned from the Scale-Up Experience of Six High-Impact Interventions in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) worked in more than 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to assist in the scale up of high impact interventions in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). This brief summarizes the results of the Program’s scale up experience and […]

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