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Feasibility Study on Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy at the Community Level in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s 2016–2020 National Malaria Strategic Plan aims to reduce malaria case incidence using strategies that include the prevention of malaria in pregnant women using intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP). The challenge has been achieving the recommended three or more monthly doses starting at week 13 of pregnancy, which was […]

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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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Evaluation of Interventions to Improve the Quality of Antenatal and Labor and Delivery Services in Kogi and Ebonyi States

In Nigeria, maternal and newborn mortality remain unacceptably high. In 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) asked its flagship global Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to work in Ebonyi and Kogi States to improve the quality of family planning (FP) services, including postpartum family planning (PPFP), and […]

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Supporting Nigeria’s Country-Led Scale-up of Chlorhexidine for Newborn Sepsis Prevention Findings from a Mixed-Methods Case Study

Nigeria’s neonatal mortality rate was estimated at 38 per 1,000 live births in 2013, one of the highest in the world.1 About one-fourth of these deaths were estimated to be due to infections, many of which could be prevented through proper umbilical cord care.2 Chlorhexidine (CHX) gel is an over-the-counter product that reduces neonatal infection […]

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Supporting Quality of Care Improvements through Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

MCSP worked to improve health care facility WASH conditions and practices to contribute to quality of care (QoC) improvements and reductions of maternal and newborn infections through MCSP’s innovative Clean Clinic Approach. This report highlights experiences from four MCSP country programs (Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Nigeria) that used WASH investments as […]

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Malaria Elimination Readiness in Selected Districts of Madagascar: A Mixed-Methods Assessment

To prepare for the development of an operational plan for malaria elimination in Madagascar, MCSP, in collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Ministry of Public Health/National Malaria Control Program, assessed the state of preparedness of the elimination and pre-elimination districts, measured by the operational capacity of health facilities and readiness of the health […]

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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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