MCSP Ethiopia Community Based Newborn Care Project – Do Caretakers of Sick Newborns with Possible Serious Bacterial Infection Referred from Health Post to Health Center Comply with the Referral in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples’ Regions

The primary objective of the study was to assess the referral compliance among caretakers of sick young infants classified as having possible serious bacterial infection/very severe disease, the barriers and facilitators to compliance, and the care received at the referral facility in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region regions of Ethiopia. […]

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MCSP Ethiopia Community Based Newborn Care Project – Barriers and Facilitators for Early Pregnancy Identification, Birth Notification, and Antenatal and Postnatal Visits in Amhara Region

To understand the factors that affect pregnant women’s timely uptake of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Ethiopia, MCSP conducted a qualitative study that investigated the barriers that women experience as they pass through the different cycles of pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal care. The study also investigated the availability of active pregnancy surveillance mechanisms, […]

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Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nampula, Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Counseling and Use of Job Aids

Optimal breastfeeding practices reduce neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. Lactating women may experience challenges to early initiation of breastfeeding and maintaining exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. This implementation science study sought to address a key gap in evidence around the minimum competencies and practical skills needed by […]

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Nutrition Brief – Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nampula, Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Counseling and Use of Job Aids

Optimal breastfeeding practices reduce neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. Lactating women may experience challenges to early initiation of breastfeeding and maintaining exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. Yet, there is a gap in evidence with regards to the minimum provider competencies needed to provide counseling and support to […]

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An Assessment of the Status of Kangaroo Mother Care in the Dominican Republic: Findings and Considerations for Sustainability

This report details the status of implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in the Dominican Republic (DR) along with key bottlenecks and challenges in KMC implementation and proposed solutions. The objectives of this assessment were to: Assess the status of implementation and scale-up of KMC in the Dominican Republic Assess for gaps and bottlenecks in […]

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A National Survey on Care of Possible Serious Bacterial Infection among Sick Young Infants 0-2 Months in Private Sector Medicine Shops and Clinics in Nepal

USAID in Nepal requested that MCSP build on the Saving Newborn Lives situation analysis and coordinate a large, nationally representative survey to provide a more definitive picture of the current provision of outpatient PSBI care for newborns in the private sector. The results serve as a baseline against which to track change in availability and […]

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Proposing Standardised Geographical Indicators of Physical Access to Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care in Low-Income and Middle Income Countries

This paper proposes three additional emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) indicators to the standard set for monitoring EmONC; two consider physical accessibility and a third addresses referral time from basic to comprehensive EmONC services. We provide examples to illustrate how the AccessMod tool can be used to measure these indicators, analyse service utilisation and […]

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HelloMama – End of Project Report

MCSP’s HelloMama project operated in Nigeria with the goal of improving the health outcomes for pregnant women, newborns, children, and families in Nigeria through age- and stage-based mobile messaging that complemented the efforts of frontline health care workers (HCWs). Over a period of three years, the project coordinated with a consortium of international partners, Pathfinder […]

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Nigeria Maternal Newborn Child Health – End of Project Final Report

MCSP in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality by improving the quality and use of maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Ebonyi and Kogi states. Over a period of 4 years, MCSP worked with several key stakeholders within and outside Nigeria to plan and implement a wide […]

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