Strengthening Subnational Health Systems Management for Improved RMNCH

This brief describes MCSP’s efforts to more comprehensively strengthen management of the health sector and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). It includes an approach for strengthening subnational health systems management and findings from various efforts implemented in Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. It also presents key takeaways to improve future […]

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Nigeria Maternal Newborn Child Health – End of Project Final Report

MCSP in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality by improving the quality and use of maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Ebonyi and Kogi states. Over a period of 4 years, MCSP worked with several key stakeholders within and outside Nigeria to plan and implement a wide […]

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Implementing a Memorandum of Understanding with Basket Funding to Improve Routine Immunization Systems

This compendium provides a brief overview of the steps in designing, implementing, monitoring, and sustainably transitioning a memorandum of understanding (MOU) partnership for routine immunization (RI) strengthening. The steps, lessons learned, and recommendations it contains come from the implementation of government-led RI MOU partnerships in six states in northern Nigeria: Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, […]

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Establishing Model Referral Networks in Haiti

MCSP with the Ministry of Health introduced a referral and counter-referral tool in 36 sites organized under three Model Referral Networks (MRNs). MCSP further supported the operationalization of these MRNs by developing communication and transportation protocols and by training staff at the 36 participating MRN sites in their use. At the end of the project, […]

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The Role of Community Structures in Health Systems in 22 of 25 USAID Priority Maternal and Child Health Countries – A Landscape Analysis of Existing Policies

MCSP advocates for institutionalizing community health as part of national health systems, strengthening the community health worker workforce, and supporting community infrastructure in partnership with country governments and civil society organizations. MCSP undertook this landscape review to inform the provision of targeted technical assistance to its focal countries in their efforts to reduce child and […]

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Onsite LDHF Training Versus Traditional Offsite Group-Based Training for Maternal and Newborn Health Care Workers in Ebonyi and Kogi States Nigeria

The study findings support the recommendation that the Kogi and Ebonyi State Ministries of Health should consider shifting from traditional offsite to onsite in-service training using the low-dose high frequency/m-mentoring approach to improve clinical competency and skills retention of providers. This shift would reduce the time health workers spend away from their work stations to […]

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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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