Applying the Reaching Every District/Reaching Every Child (RED/REC) approach to strengthen routine immunization in five health districts in Burkina Faso

In 2017, MCSP with Global health Security Agenda (GHSA) funding, began supporting the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health’s (MOH) routine immunization strengthening efforts in five districts of Burkina Faso. A major goal of MCSP’s support was to help the MOH sustain existing successes in routine immunization coverage while closing gaps in reaching the unvaccinated and […]

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L’approche centre de santé assaini pour l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène (EAH) en République Démocratique du Congo (DRC)

Ce document explique la mise en oeuvre de l’approche « centre de santé assaini » (CSA) pour renforcer les services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène en DRC, où MCSP a travaillé en collaboration avec le Ministère de la Santé (MSP) depuis 2015. Le CSA vise à renforcer l’accès aux services EAH tout en améliorant l’adhésion aux […]

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Promotion de l’engagement des hommes dans la santé de leurs familles Amélioration de la communication au sein du couple et du counseling des couples

Au Togo, dans toutes les cultures, l’homme joue un rôle prédominant dans la prise de décisions concernant tous les aspects de la vie de leur famille. Une évaluation rapide formative de MCSP sur l’implication des hommes en SR/PF, réalisée en 2016, a révélé et confirmé une participation limitée à la santé de leur famille et […]

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Reaching the Youngest Moms and Dads: A Socio-Ecological View of Actors and Factors Influencing First-time Young Parents’ Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Madagascar

Globally, few programs consider the needs of first-time young parents (FTYPs), who face disproportionate negative health consequences during pregnancy and childbirth. Formative research in two regions of Madagascar used a socio-ecological lens to explore the influences on FTYPs at the individual, couple, family, community, and system levels. We spoke with FTYPs who had, and who […]

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Burkina Faso EOP Report

In November 2017, the USAID Mission in Burkina Faso requested one year of assistance from the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to prevent epidemics by strengthening surveillance and routine immunization. surveillance, with a focus on meningitis and dengue prevention, preparedness for potential outbreaks, and response. Specifically, the project aimed to achieve the following: scale-up […]

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End of Project Report: Uganda Routine Immunization Program

MCSP has worked in 11 districts in Uganda since 2014 alongside the Ministry of Health/Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (MOH/UNEPI) to strengthen routine immunization (RI).  MCSP has had the primary objectives of strengthening UNEPI’s institutional/technical capacity to plan, coordinate, manage, and implement immunization activities at national level and improving district capacity to manage and coordinate […]

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MCSP Uganda Child Health End of Project Report

USAID commissioned technical assistance from MCSP in Uganda in late 2016 to identify an essential child health package (ECHP) and build the capacity of USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES) projects in the East Central (EC) and South Western (SW) regions to implement the ECHP using a health systems strengthening approach. The aim […]

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Alternative training models for strengthening health worker capacity to implement the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) strategy in Uganda

In October 2017, MCSP, alongside the RHITES partners, collaborated with the WHO and the MOH to pilot two alternative training approaches for implementation of the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) strategy — the distance learning model developed by WHO and the short-interrupted course model developed by the MOH — to roll out […]

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Revitalizing Access to Permanent Methods

MCSP strives to prevent unintended pregnancies with a continued focus on quality service delivery that expands access to a wide range of voluntary contraceptive options, including permanent methods (PM). Of the 21 countries in which MCSP has supported FP interventions, seven (Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania, India, Haiti, Bangladesh, and Togo) included PM activities at the request […]

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