MCSP Community Health Contributions Series

MCSP advocated for institutionalizing community health as part of national health systems, strengthening the capacity of community health workers (CHWs), and supporting community infrastructure in partnership with country governments and civil society organizations. These briefs comprise an eight-part series developed by MCSP to review and understand the processes of community engagement in MCSP-supported countries and […]

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Review of Newborn Health Content in Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illnesses and Integrated Community Case Management Training Materials and Job Aids in Seven Maternal and Child Survival Program Countries

This assessment was designed to understand the newborn care content in country materials for Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness and integrated community case management. Specifically the assessment focuses on content related to essential newborn care, postnatal care, care for low-birthweight and preterm babies, breastfeeding and support to mothers for breast milk feeding, management […]

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Active Audit and Feedback Intervention to Increase Use of Magnesium Sulfate and Anti-Hypertensive Therapy among Women with Severe Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Public Referral Hospitals in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is among countries with high maternal mortality, with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia being one of the leading direct causes. If women receive effective care delivered according to evidence-based standards, the majority of deaths related to pre-eclampsia/eclampsia could be avoided. The management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, including controlling severe hypertension, through the correct use of magnesium sulfate and […]

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MCSP Ethiopia Community Based Newborn Care Project – Do Caretakers of Sick Newborns with Possible Serious Bacterial Infection Referred from Health Post to Health Center Comply with the Referral in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples’ Regions

The primary objective of the study was to assess the referral compliance among caretakers of sick young infants classified as having possible serious bacterial infection/very severe disease, the barriers and facilitators to compliance, and the care received at the referral facility in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region regions of Ethiopia. […]

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MCSP Ethiopia Community Based Newborn Care Project – Barriers and Facilitators for Early Pregnancy Identification, Birth Notification, and Antenatal and Postnatal Visits in Amhara Region

To understand the factors that affect pregnant women’s timely uptake of maternal, newborn, and child health services in Ethiopia, MCSP conducted a qualitative study that investigated the barriers that women experience as they pass through the different cycles of pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal care. The study also investigated the availability of active pregnancy surveillance mechanisms, […]

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Provider Perspectives of Monitoring Women’s Postpartum Contraceptive Decision-Making and Uptake in Ethiopia

Pregnancy intervals less than 24 months are associated with adverse maternal, infant, and child health outcomes. However, 47% of all nonfirst births in Ethiopia are spaced less than the World Health Organization-recommended 24-month interpregnancy interval. Prospective analysis of unmet need for family planning (FP) reveals that although 94% of women did not wish to become […]

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Utilizing All Health System Contacts to Offer Postpartum Family Planning to Pregnant Women and Women within Twelve Months Postpartum in Ethiopia

MCSP is conducting a study, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau, to test how to improve uptake of family planning among postpartum women up to 12 months after birth. The study is investigating whether postpartum family planning (PPFP) use increases if: Messages on PPFP are integrated into as […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program Community Based Newborn Care – Newborns in Ethiopia Gaining Attention

The MCSP Newborns in Ethiopia Gaining Attention (NEGA) project supported the Government of Ethiopia to implement high-impact newborn health interventions included under the community-based newborn care package. In a total of 3,605 health posts and 730 health centers, this was done through building the capacity of health workers, health extension workers, and managers to deliver […]

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