MCSP Liberia Restoration of Health Services Project – Family Planning & Immunization Integration Report

Given Liberia’s overall modern contraceptive prevalence rate is low, at only 31%, it is important to take advantage of every contact with pregnant and postpartum women to offer them family planning (FP) counseling and services.  “Offering FP information and services proactively to women in the extended postpartum period during routine child immunization contacts” has been […]

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Learning from Implementation of the Reaching Every Child using Quality Improvement to Strengthen the Routine Immunization System in Uganda

MCSP has incorporated quality improvement (QI) concepts and tools into the standard Reaching Every District (RED)/Community (REC) management approach. While Uganda was one of the first countries to introduce RED in 2004 and updated it to REC in 2007, REC’s widespread use by districts and health facilities was limited by persistent operational challenges; for example, […]

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Experiences in New Vaccine Introduction

USAID’s efforts to help increase the equitable coverage of vaccines, strengthen routine immunization (RI) systems, and leverage the US Government’s large global contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and MCSP has provided technical assistance to support countries in planning for, preparing for, and introducing new vaccines and in following up post-introduction. Since 2014, MCSP has […]

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Strengthening Routine Immunization through Subnational Partnerships – The Experience in Sokoto State, Nigeria

There is limited evidence on how partnerships can be used to improve health system performance at the subnational level. Therefore, the memorandum of understanding in Sokoto provides an opportunity to document a subnational partnership aimed at addressing systemic challenges facing the routine immunization program. The purpose of this case study is to describe the processes […]

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Strengthening Routine Immunization through Subnational Partnerships – The Experience in Bauchi State, Nigeria

There is limited evidence on how partnerships can be used to improve health system performance at the subnational level. Therefore, the memorandum of understanding in Bauchi provides an opportunity to document a subnational partnership aimed at addressing systemic challenges facing the routine immunization program. The purpose of this case study is to describe the processes […]

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Potential for Integrating Family Planning and Immunization in Nigeria

The MCSP program in Nigeria started as the Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) program, focused on strengthening national MNH policy and improving quality and utilization of high-impact, facility-based maternal and neonatal health services in Kogi and Ebonyi States. In 2015, the MNH program incorporated postpartum family planning (PPFP), as a key element of integrated MNH/PPFP […]

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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. Digital Health – Using Technologies to Build Capacity, Strengthen Data for Decision-Making, and Improve Quality of Care Human Capacity Development Approach Improving the Prevention and Management of Malaria During Pregnancy Maternal and Neonatal Health Postpartum Family […]

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