Baby‐Friendly Community Initiative—From National Guidelines to Implementation: A Multisectoral Platform for Improving Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices and Integrated Health Services

The Baby-Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) is a comprehensive platform to provide continued breastfeeding support to women upon facility discharge after birth through mother-to-mother and community support groups. The Government of Kenya developed the first national BFCI guidelines to inform national and subnational level implementation. This paper describes the process of BFCI implementation within the Kenyan […]

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How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic Evidence and Experience from Low and Middle Income Countries

MCSP launched their special issue Maternal and Child Nutrition journal supplement “How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic Evidence and Experience from Low and Middle Income Countries” on February 12, 2019. The supplement includes evidence and experiences on how to strengthen integration of nutrition into the health platform from a health systems perspective. […]

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Kenya Program Briefs

MCSP used evidence-based interventions to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health in Kenya. The eight briefs below summarize the interventions. Child Health Community Health Programs Family Planning Human Capacity Development Malaria Maternal and Newborn Health Nutrition WASH […]

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MCSP Mozambique Program Briefs

MCSP has partnered with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to introduce and support high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions in the below areas: Child Health Community Health Gender Immunization Maternal and Newborn Health Malaria Nutrition Quality Improvement Reproductive Health: Cervical Cancer Prevention and Family Planning Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Addressing the […]

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Review of Policies and Guidelines Related to the Nutrition of Ill and Undernourished Children at the Primary Health Care Level

MCSP commissioned the current review based on the premise that the lack of adequate attention of nutrition at the sick-child encounter is at least partly due to continued fragmentation of global and national policies and guidance (guidelines, training, and counseling packages on nutrition practice for ill or vulnerable newborns, infants, and children). As such, the […]

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