Monitoring Environmental Health in Maternal and Newborn Health Programs In Health Care Facilities

Many health care facilities in low-and middle-income countries have substandard water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities and lack adequate infection prevention and control items, policies, protocols, and behaviors. These inadequate conditions lead to higher rates of health care acquired infections and increased rates of morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this brief are to review […]

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Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance: Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This document provides practical guidance on designing, implementing, and strengthening the delivery of maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy and lactation within the health system. This document is for use by Ministries of Health (MOHs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other implementing partners who deliver maternal nutrition interventions at the facility and/or community level and desire to […]

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Evaluation of Interventions to Improve Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health Service Availability and Readiness in Kogi and Ebonyi States

In Nigeria, MCSP focused on improving maternal and newborn health care services in Ebonyi and Kogi states by implementing high-impact interventions for better care on the day of birth when most maternal and newborn deaths occur. To determine the effect of MCSP’s RMNH quality improvement interventions in health facilities, baseline and endline quality of care […]

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Critical principles from USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program to help countries on their journey to self-reliance

From 2014 to 2019, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) partnered with 32 countries to improve health outcomes for women and children and build more resilient, accountable, and responsive health systems. Through the generous support of the American people, MCSP built the capacity of country-led institutions to address health challenges. As a result, […]

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Evaluation of the Integrated Community Case Management Strategy in Rwanda Report

This evaluation has been designed to provide data on the integrated community case management (iCCM) strategy in eight districts in Rwanda. This evaluation focused on successes and challenges of iCCM strategies in order to know where to reinforce and empower community health interventions. The evaluation was implemented by the Ministry of Health through the Maternal, […]

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Updating Rwanda’s Health Management Information System

MCSP collaborated with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), and other partners to update the national HMIS. MCSP and the MOH aimed to align Rwanda with the global agenda and to ensure effective measurement of the Health Sector Strategic Plan IV (HSSP IV) activities across all levels of the health system. This […]

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