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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Factors Influencing Use of Health Services by First-Time Young Parents: Findings from Formative Research in Six States in Nigeria

This qualitative, cross-sectional, descriptive study used focus group discussions and in-depth interviews to investigate the dynamics related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care use patterns among first-time/young parents in Nigeria. The aim of the study was to provide an understanding of the dynamics around the use of SRH care use among adolescents who just […]

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Improving Management Systems for Better Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Infection Prevention for Mothers and Newborns: Trainer’s Guide

This training guide aims to strengthen systems within both the health facility and health system that support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC). The objectives of the module are to equip the advanced IPC focal person to: Identify and address challenges of WASH and IPC in health facilities. Clarify roles […]

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Visualizing and Using Routine RMNCH Data at Health Facilities: A Resource Package for Health Providers and District Managers

What is the purpose of this resource package? Visualizing and Using Routine Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Data at Health Facilities: A Resource Package for Health Providers and District Managers is intended to help healthcare providers and managers develop competencies to use routine RMNCH service delivery data to monitor and improve the quality of […]

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MCSP Liberia infographic: IPC, immunization, MNH

This infographic illustrates MCSP work in Liberia in three key areas: Infection prevention & control for safe, quality health service provision Improving access to and utilization of immunization services Restoring confidence in maternal and newborn health services […]

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Graphic: Strong Systems Sustain RMNCH Outcomes

To support MCSP’s reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health mandate, the Program’s approach to health systems strengthening focuses on addressing barriers most connected to service delivery to scale-up and sustain high-impact interventions. This graphic illustrates how MCSP moves beyond providing system inputs to driving system performance improvements by purposely managing interactions between different parts of […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
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