Madagascar Program Briefs

MCSP is using evidence-based interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Madagascar. The eleven briefs below summarize the interventions. Digital Health – Using Technologies to Build Capacity, Strengthen Data for Decision-Making, and Improve Quality of Care Human Capacity Development Approach Improving the Prevention and Management of Malaria During Pregnancy Maternal and Neonatal Health Postpartum Family […]

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Ghana Early Childhood Development Toolkit

Early Childhood development (ECD) is a low-cost intervention that supports young children’s development across physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional domains. MCSP has introduced ECD sessions in communities in Ghana to improve the lives of newborn babies and their mothers. The Ghana Early Childhood Development Toolkit includes a: Training of Trainers (TOT) Guide – provides structured and […]

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The Facility Perinatal Mortality Indicator Study: Tanzania A Study to Validate an Indicator on Facility-Based Perinatal Mortality

Measurements to assess potentially preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths which occur in health facilities are challenging. MCSP with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)—conducted a study to validate an indicator on facility-based perinatal mortality (FPM), which uses data found in the national health information systems (HMIS) in Tanzania. The […]

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Catalyzing Change: A Look at USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program

MCSP has partnered with 32 countries to increase maternal and child survival and build resilient, accountable and responsive health systems. MCSP’s work has better equipped countries to face current and emerging health threats such as Ebola, plague, and Zika, and help advance U.S. national security and economic prosperity. Since 2014, MCSP has: strengthened resilience of […]

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Community-Based Care in Ethiopia

In 2014, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Maternal and Child Survival Program-Newborns in Ethiopia Gaining Attention (MCSP-NEGA) project, and country partners developed a Demand Creation Strategy for MNCH-CBNC that focused on approaches to address the persistent low demand for community-based newborn care (CBNC). The design process included a review of global and local […]

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Scaling Up Chlorhexidine Cord Care for Newborns in Liberia

MCSP works with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Liberia to improve the delivery of quality maternal, newborn, and child health services, and restore confidence in the health system following the Ebola outbreak. In 2013, the newborn mortality rate in Liberia was 26 per 1,000 live births, and 28% of deaths were caused by severe […]

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A Blended Learning Approach for Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Training in Ethiopia

Many countries are considering alternative approaches to conventional in-service clinical training because of high costs and disruption to service delivery when providers are pulled away from health facilities. Research on alternative and cost effective blended training approaches moves us closer to the objective of building competencies of health providers and minimizing the impact of necessary […]

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