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Community-Based Family Planning Breaking Barriers to Access and Increasing Choices for Women and Families

The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) advocates for health promotion, prevention, and curative service delivery in and with communities across the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) spectrum of interventions. MCSP promotes the institutionalization of community health as a central component of country health systems, ensuring that […]

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Strengthening Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) and Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Outcomes in Mara and Kagera, Tanzania

In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey […]

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Family Planning Client Rights Study Report Assessment of Perspectives and Practices on Rights-Based Family Planning in Baluchistan, Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey […]

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Basic ToolKit for Systematic Scale-Up

The Coordinators Guide and Toolkit are intended for those supporting a Ministry of Health-led systematic process of scale-up of one or more high-impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health interventions, geared towards a scale-up coordinator or scale-up manager role. This guide is intended for use by those who support a country’s systematic process of […]

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Use of Health Facility and District Data Dashboards to Strengthen Quality of Family Planning Services: Findings from an Assessment in Two States of India

In five states of India, MCSP aimed to develop a culture of data use and quality improvement (QI) among family planning service providers through the development of data visualization and use approaches to create locally relevant information for use in better management of facility-level family planning services. In two of the five states where MCSP […]

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MCSP Rwanda’s Impact on Improving the Quality of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning Services: Results from a Contribution Analysis

This analysis set out to answer the following questions and to assess evidence to support these questions: How did MCSP’s low-dose, high-frequency training and mentorship approaches improve and maintain health worker competencies in maternal, newborn and child health, and family planning? How did MCSP contribute to an increase in the uptake of postpartum family planning […]

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Postpartum Family Planning in Ethiopia: Provider Perspectives on Male Engagement

This implementation research brief presents a secondary analysis of a postpartum family planning (PPFP) study in Ethiopia, which included qualitative interviews with health care workers and health officials so as to explore provider perspectives on: Male influence on women’s PPFP uptake; Existing male engagement initiatives across different levels of the health system; and Barriers to […]

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