MCSP’s Contribution to Critical Policies

Over the life of the program, MCSP has supported the development and adoption of over 100 policies. In an effort to move beyond simply reporting the number of policies supported, MCSP did an analysis to place this contribution within the larger reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) policy environment in USAID’s priority countries […]

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Improving the Quality of Preservice Education for Health Service Providers in Nigeria

MCSP worked with and implemented interventions in 14 accredited pre-service education (PSE) institutions, which included four nursing schools, four midwifery schools, an undergraduate nursing training program, an undergraduate medical training program and the community health departments of four health technology colleges/schools where community health extension workers (CHEWs) are trained. For each PSE institution and its […]

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Building Health Facility Autonomy

From October 2015 to September 2018, MCSP in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH), used innovative approaches to deliver Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) trainings rolled out in ten out of 30 districts in Rwanda. MCSP helped train a total of 933 care providers: 307 were trained through a Low Dose High […]

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Webinar: Mentoring Implementation Lessons from Rwanda, Laos and Ethiopia

On February 28th, MCSP hosted the first of a two-part webinar series to share the Program’s global and country-level learning for human capacity development efforts. Entitled “Mentoring Implementation Lessons from Rwanda, Laos and Ethiopia,” the webinar summarized MCSP’s global guidance on mentoring based on a literature review and results from a survey of 23 countries […]

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Webinar: Nothing gets transformed until your mind is transformed

On April 4th, MCSP hosted the second of a two-part webinar series to share the Program’s global and country-level learning for human capacity development efforts. Entitled “Nothing gets transformed until your mind is transformed,” the webinar focused on transformative approaches to strengthening pre-service education strengthening in Ghana, Kenya and Liberia. Strong pre-service education systems are […]

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Sustainable Financing of Essential Medicines to Strengthen the Primary Health Care System in Nigeria

MCSP’s Health Systems Strengthening and Equity work aims to address system-level barriers that directly affect high-quality, facility-based MNCH services in Nigeria. USAID/Nigeria requested MCSP contribute to the growing primary health care- drug revolving fund (PHC-DRF) initiative in Ebonyi by supporting the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) —which […]

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Design Support for a Zika Pregnancy Registry in the Caribbean Region

Many countries impacted by the Zika epidemic do not have established surveillance systems that routinely monitor adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. MCSP Zika Response Team provided technical support to the Caribbean Public Health Agency around design of a pregnancy registry as part of MCSP’s activities in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. It is anticipated that […]

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Ghana Midwifery and Nursing Workforce

MCSP in Ghana worked to prepare the midwifery and nursing workforce with knowledge and skills to provide high-quality HIV, malaria, nutrition, family planning (FP), and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services. […]

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Building Human Capacity through Peer Mentorship in Lao PDR

This case study describes a mentorship approach used in Lao PDR to support the Ministry of Health’s reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) strategy by providing in-service capacity strengthening to skilled birth attendants (midwives, nurses, doctors and other health staff). […]

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