Improving Service Readiness and Provider Capacity Summary Findings from the Endline Assessment of the MCSP Madagascar Program

MCSP assisted the MOH in Madagascar to improve facility readiness to provide maternal and newborn health services and strengthen clinical practices in 822 facilities across 16 regions. The primary approaches to achieve these objectives included in-service and pre-service training, supportive supervision and mentoring for health facility clinical staff, clinical governance and quality improvement (CG/QI) activities, […]

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Zika Pregnancy Wheel

Providers caring for women who live in, travel to, or have partners that travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission, can use the MCSP Zika Pregnancy Wheel as a job aid for counseling clients on key aspects of Zika infection prevention and management as well as estimating GA. This accompanying brief presents a summary […]

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Financial Analysis to Inform the Scale-up and Sustainability of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Interventions and Services

This document synthesizes MCSP’s efforts to strengthen health systems by analyzing scale-up costs and financial flows for RMNCH services. It includes MCSP’s approach to financial analysis for scale-up and findings from analyses conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. This brief also presents lessons learned to improve future […]

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A Health System Bottleneck Analysis of Care and Feeding of Small and Sick Newborns in Malawi: Findings and Considerations for Nutrition-Newborn Integration

Through Malawi’s existing Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative platform, MCSP assisted the Malawi Ministry of Health in conducting a health system bottleneck analysis on care and feeding of small and sick newborns. This report discusses key findings and considerations for strengthening nutrition-newborn health integration to improve care for the most vulnerable babies.   […]

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USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, Ghana: End-of-Project Report

MCSP’s pre-service education (PSE) (including eLearning) and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program started in Ghana in October 2014 and ended in June 2019. During this time, MCSP developed a 5-year work plan to expand PSE support to all midwifery, community health nursing, public health nursing, general nursing, and medical assistant training schools in […]

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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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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program