Haiti

In Haiti, MCSP is improving outcomes for HIV/TB, family planning, WASH, nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, gender-based violence and child protection. Through the Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti-Nord (SSQH-Nord) programs, MCSP is strengthening health systems and improving health service delivery using high-impact technical interventions. […]

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Knowledge, Practice and Coverage Tool

The Knowledge, Practice and Coverage survey tool (KPC) is designed to be used for rapid small population household surveys for integrated programs that are linked to communities. It is a flexible tool that allows for surveys to be tailored to various technical areas and combination of areas, while maintaining standards for collection of information for […]

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Goulots d’étranglement et avancées: Leçons apprises de l’introduction de nouveaux vaccins dans des pays à faibles revenues, 2008 à 2013

Over the past several years, the development of new vaccines, along with global efforts to make them more available and affordable, has resulted in the introduction of lifesaving vaccines in low-resource countries around the world. From 2008 to 2013, USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) provided in-depth technical assistance on the operational […]

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Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers’ Polio-Related Knowledge and Job-Related Characteristics With Health Message Delivery Performance in Kano District of Nigeria

Volunteer communication mobilizers (VCMs) were deployed in Nigeria to increase community awareness for polio vaccination. To understand whether VCMs’ knowledge and job-related characteristics were associated with performance, the authors conducted a cross-sectional survey in the Nassarawa and Ungogo Local Governance Areas (LGAs). They asked VCMs about the consequences of polio, preventive strategies, and health communication […]

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Polio Eradication and Health Systems in Karachi: Vaccine Refusals in Context

Community and health worker engagement will be key to polio eradication in Karachi, Pakistan. In this study, the authors conducted participant observation, interviews, and a document review in SITE Town, Karachi, an area that in recent years has harbored poliovirus. SITE’s diverse population includes large numbers of internally displaced persons who are disproportionately affected by […]

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Polio Immunization Social Norms in Kano State, Nigeria: Implications for Designing Polio Immunization Information and Communication Programs for Routine Immunization Services

This study explored polio immunization social norms in Kano State, Nigeria, one of the last polio endemic regions in the world. The study aimed to answer the following research question: what polio immunization social norms exist in Kano, Nigeria To read the full, open access article in the journal Global Health Communication, click here. […]

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