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Maternal anemia, even moderate cases, increases the risk of dying during childbirth. Iron deficiency also contributes to poor birth outcomes and can reduce iron stores at birth, jeopardizing cognitive development and increasing the risk of child mortality. […]

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Knowledge, Practice and Coverage Tool

The Knowledge, Practice and Coverage survey tool (KPC) is designed to be used for rapid small population household surveys for integrated programs that are linked to communities. It is a flexible tool that allows for surveys to be tailored to various technical areas and combination of areas, while maintaining standards for collection of information for […]

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MCSP Nutrition Brief

This brief examines junk food consumption as a nutrition problem among infants and young children, and provides related evidence and program consideration for low- and middle-income countries. […]

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MCSP Fact Sheet

Two-page overview of USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, which is designed to advance the Agency’s goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Available in English, French and Spanish. […]

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The Power of Counseling: Changing Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Family Planning Practices in Dhamar, Yemen

This study was conducted in two districts of Dhamar, Yemen, to inform the development of evidence-based programming to address high rates of malnutrition, short inter-pregnancy intervals, and low contraceptive prevalence in the country. The study assessed mothers’ and couples’ ability to adopt recommended nutrition and family planning practices, identifying barriers and facilitating factors for optimal […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program