MCSP Mozambique Program Brief: Quality Improvement

This eight-page brief illuminates MSCP’s quality improvement (QI) work in Mozambique is to improve key reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes by ensuring that services are safe, effective, timely, respectful, coordinated and equitable. The program builds leadership and capacity of the Ministry of Health for QI at the national level and in Nampula and Sofala […]

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Malaria in Pregnancy Country Profiles

This series of 12 malaria in pregnancy (MiP) country profiles illuminates the current status of MiP programming in US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) countries with a focus on the progress achieved in ensuring intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) coverage among pregnant women. The profiles explore progress toward attaining targets, updates to countries’ […]

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Two Promising Social Accountability Approaches to Improve Health in Malawi: Community Score Cards, and National Health Budget Consultation, Analysis and Advocacy

This document summarizes two social accountability approaches that have been applied in Malawi for over a decade, with measurable successes. The authors’ intent is to further promote the engagement of civil society to strengthen national health systems, and to share useful experiences more broadly with colleagues within USAID as well as the wider global health […]

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Using Geospatial Analysis to Better Serve Disadvantaged Program Beneficiaries in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Lessons from an Exploratory Analysis in Nigeria

MCSP conducted an exploratory geospatial analysis using multiple geospatial data sources to understand inequities in access to maternal health services in two Nigerian states. The program looked at the relative socioeconomic position (SEP) of the population surrounding MCSP-supported facilities – as measured by a proxy indicator from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) modeled surfaces for […]

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Health Systems Strengthening in MCSP Country Programs: A Review of MCSP’s Work to Strengthen Health Systems for Improved RMNCH

MCSP incorporates health systems strengthening (HSS) approaches to support programming along nine technical areas—family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, immunization, nutrition, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). While MCSP incorporates HSS approaches across its country programs, MCSP’s midterm evaluation found that HSS activities at country level were not well documented. To […]

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Survive & Thrive: Guiding the Way Forward

The majority of maternal, newborn and child deaths are preventable and treatable with existing, cost-effective tools and interventions. Practices in health facilities are often far behind evidence-based Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) standards. There is a critical need to improve the quality of services in order to reduce preventable deaths, especially as the rate […]

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