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Final Report: USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Guatemala

In Guatemala, to improve the nutritional and health status of women of reproductive age and children under five, MCSP introduced and implemented quality-centered health and nutrition interventions in 30 priority municipalities of the Western Highlands. The Program worked to increase coverage and utilization of evidence-based, sustainable, high-quality, Ministry of Health-supported reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child […]

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Assessment of the MCSP Technical Assistance Model to Support Zambia’s RMNCAHN Continuum of Care Program

MCSP provided technical assistance to Zambia’s Ministry of Health to implement a reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAHN) Continuum of Care program from 2017-2018. MCSP worked in each of the 42 districts in Muchinga, Southern, Eastern and Luapula provinces, providing demand-driven technical assistance to Zambia’s Ministry of Health at the national, […]

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MCSP Burma’s impact on strengthening the health workforce for a better tomorrow: Results from a contribution analysis

In partnership with Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS), MCSP conducted an analysis to document contributions made by the Program toward health systems strengthening efforts related to the country’s health workforce. Specifically, MCSP aimed to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity by strengthening the midwifery profession. This work was done by creating an […]

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Mentorship Capacity Building: Sustainable Solutions for Lao PDR

To improve the skills and supervision of maternal and neonatal health providers in Lao, MCSP collaborated with the country’s Ministry of Health and consulted with multiple partners, including WHO and UNFPA, to design a mentoring approach to complement the national essential early newborn care policy. The approach uses interactive learning and coaching, and fully integrates […]

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“Because my Husband and I Have Never Had a Baby Before…” Results and Lessons from Interventions with First-Time Parents in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nigeria


This technical brief presents findings and lessons learned from small-scale interventions implemented by MCSP with first-time parents (FTPs) in three diverse settings. This presentation of cross-country learning is intended to help program implementers design effective interventions for FTPs and to inform future research and learning agendas. This document first describes the three intervention approaches and […]

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Active Audit and Feedback Intervention to Increase Use of Magnesium Sulfate and Anti-Hypertensive Therapy among Women with Severe Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Public Referral Hospitals in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is among countries with high maternal mortality, with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia being one of the leading direct causes. If women receive effective care delivered according to evidence-based standards, the majority of deaths related to pre-eclampsia/eclampsia could be avoided. The management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, including controlling severe hypertension, through the correct use of magnesium sulfate and […]

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Narratives of Referral Experiences for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Complications in Mozambique, Nampula Province

As part of its family-centered systems approach, MCSP supported the Nampula Provincial Health Directorate to develop operational guidelines, including registers and reporting tools. These resources enabled the establishment of eight functional referral networks covering all facilities in Nampula to improve provision of integrated care with effective referral/counter referrals for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health […]

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MCSP Egypt – Improving Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project

MCSP, known in Egypt as Improving Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition, or IMCHN, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, undertook a two-pronged approach to strengthen the Raedat Refiat (RR) community health worker cadre program: develop a new national strategy and an updated training program to target RR knowledge and skills development to […]

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