SSQH Program Briefs

MCSP’s Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti (SSQH) project is working in close conjunction with the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population or MSPP) and all 10 of the country’s health departments (Direction Départementale de la Santé or DDS) with the overarching goal of facilitating a sustainable health […]

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Madagascar Program Briefs

MCSP is using evidence-based interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Madagascar. The ten briefs below summarize the interventions. The briefs are also available in French. Digital Health – Using Technologies to Build Capacity, Strengthen Data for Decision-Making, and Improve Quality of Care  French Translation Human Capacity Development Approach French Translation Improving the Prevention and […]

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Human Resources for Health Project – Liberia Case Study

MCSP’s Human Resources for Health Project in Liberia (MCSP Liberia/HRH) worked with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to accomplish two key objectives: build the capacity of pre-service education (PSE) faculty and educators and strengthen the PSE learning environment by: Improving Teaching Practices for Pre-Service Education in Liberia Improving Clinical Practice Sites through a Low-Dose, High-Frequency […]

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Skills Laboratories in Midwifery and Nursing Training Colleges

Skills labs provide students with the opportunity for hands-on practice with anatomical models before applying skills in real life situations, preparing them for better practice in the workforce. In 2014, MCSP conducted an initial assessment in all nursing and midwifery training colleges (NMTCs) to understand skills labs usage and availability of appropriate equipment for instruction. […]

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Streamlining and Strengthening the Disease Surveillance System in Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania adopted the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system as the platform for all disease surveillance activities in the country. Today, Tanzania’s IDSR guidelines include surveillance and response protocols for 34 diseases and conditions of public health importance. They outline, in detail, necessary recording and reporting procedures and activities to be […]

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Assessing Ghanaian Health Care Workers’ Practice through Task Analysis

In Ghana, MCSP collaborates with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to provide high-quality pre-service education (PSE) and community-based health care delivery (CHPS). Over the years, interest has increased in building the capacity of CHPS workers to deliver packages of lifesaving maternal, newborn, and reproductive health interventions to strengthen Ghana’s […]

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MCSP Ghana: Lessons from a Competency-Based Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Training Approach Key Findings

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa highlighted the vulnerability of health systems in the region to implement effective infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures to protect health care workers and patients. The epidemic underscored how actions in health care facilities can contain or intensify the threat of an infectious disease. […]

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Restoration of Health Services Project in Liberia: Case Studies

MCSP’s Restoration of Health Service Project (RHS) in Liberia worked with the country’s Ministry of Health to improve the delivery of high-quality maternal and child health services and restore confidence in the health system following the Ebola outbreak. MCSP worked in 77 health facilities in three counties (Nimba, Lofa, and Grand Bassa) focusing on: Improving […]

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Effective Interventions to Strengthen Health Systems after the Epidemic

This brief outlines MCSP’s approach to Ebola virus disease (EVD) prevention, response, and recovery in Guinea, Liberia, and Ghana (Ghana did not have any active cases of EVD but was classified as a high-risk country due to its geographical proximity to the epidemic). MCSP’s interventions were intended to build resilience and self-reliance in each country […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program