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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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MCSP Nepal End of Project Report

From 2016 to 2019, MCSP Nepal collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) to develop and test strategies to empower private providers to deliver high-quality care for sick newborns and young infants. This included exploring safety and quality of care, promoting access to and use of clinical protocols, and establishing functional mechanisms 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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Tools for Improving Quality of Care for Mothers and Newborns: A Review and Gap Analysis of Critical Environmental Conditions

MCSP has worked to improve the care provided for mothers and their newborns during antenatal care, labor and delivery, postnatal care, child health, immunization, and family planning services through quality of care (QoC) and quality improvement (QI) programs. While many QoC/QI training and implementation tools are available, many do not describe the critical conditions necessary […]

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Strengthening the Coordination of Care and Referral Systems for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health

Recognizing the continued challenges in strengthening RMNCAH care coordination at the country level, MCSP improved the coordination of services to increase coverage of high-impact RMNCAH interventions as well as access to emergency care needed to prevent maternal, newborn, and child deaths. MCSP defines care coordination as a “proactive approach to bringing together care providers to […]

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Addressing Inequities in the Coverage of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Interventions and Services: Strengthening Programmatic Approaches to Reach Underserved Women and Children

Recognizing the persistent challenges in reducing inequities in RMNCH service coverage, MCSP promoted equitable access to high-quality health care services and interventions for women, newborns, and children, and has used data to adapt programmatic approaches to address and learn from persistent equity challenges. This brief summarizes MCSP’s approach to addressing inequities, highlights key programmatic achievements, […]

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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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Testing Routine Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Indicators on Quality of Care: Results from Madagascar and Nigeria

This brief presents findings from assessments of WHO-recommended routine RMNCH indicators in Madagascar and Nigeria. The aims of the two assessments were to determine the acceptability, relevance and usefulness, and feasibility of the indicators for quality improvement efforts. The assessments also looked into integrating the RMNCH indicators into the national HMIS. […]

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