Accelerating Harmonization in Digital Health

This MCSP co-authored article – published in the journal World Health & Population – explores the current state of efforts undertaken to move away from single-purpose applications of digital health towards integrated systems and solutions that align with national strategies. Through examples from health information systems, data and health worker training, the authors demonstrate how governments and stakeholders are […]

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Applying the Care Group model to tuberculosis control: findings from a community-based project in Mozambique

This journal article describes the effectiveness of an innovative community-based social mobilization approach called Care Groups to improve the effectiveness of the national tuberculosis (TB) program by increasing TB testing and improving treatment outcomes in six districts of rural Mozambique. To read the full, open-access article in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, click here. […]

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Institutionalizing community-focused maternal, newborn, and child health strategies to strengthen health systems: A new framework for the Sustainable Development Goal era

Stronger health systems, with an emphasis on community-based primary health care, are required to help accelerate the pace of ending preventable maternal and child deaths as well as contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The success of the SDGs will require unprecedented coordination across sectors, including partnerships between public, private, and […]

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Community-Based Newborn Health Promotion in Pastoralist Ethiopia: The Social Mobilization and Demand Creation Project

The Ethiopian government’s commitment and resources have contributed to considerable progress in improving child health during the past 15 years. To further reduce newborn deaths (those in the first 28 days of life), Ethiopia has implemented a policy framework to support newborn health, reflecting the Every Newborn Action Plan approved by the World Health Assembly […]

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Effect of Volunteer Household Counseling in Improving Knowledge of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness of Pregnant Women in Northwest Nigeria

After implementing a maternal and newborn health project between 2006 and 2010 in Kano and Zamfara States, Nigeria, the project is being evaluated with an objective to characterize the effects of volunteer household counselors (VHCs) upon improving knowledge of birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) among pregnant women. To read the abstract and full article (subscription […]

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The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, 2013–2015

Published in Global Health Communication, this article explores the Polio Communication Network’s (PCN) contribution to the polio outbreak response in the Somali Region of Ethiopia from 2013 to 2015. The PCN strategies and innovations include the establishment of a communication network of experts, development of partnerships with locally trusted and influential groups, and capacity building of local structures. To […]

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Community-Based HIV Testing and Counseling in the Health Extension Program

MCSP is currently implementing a multifaceted project to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in delivering community-based HIV testing and counseling through the national Health Extension Program (HEP). This initiative is aimed at capacitating the MoHSS with regard to community-based HTS by reducing its reliance on partners. This report is an evaluation […]

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