Early Childhood Development 0–3 Program in Ghana

Early childhood development (ECD) supports young children’s holistic development across physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional domains spanning the prenatal stage to early grades. The early years form the foundation for lifelong learning. This brief discusses the MCSP Ghana ECD 0-3 program’s strategic objectives and key accomplishments. […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Ghana on Negotiating the Inclusion of Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illness Copy

This case study reviews Ghana’s experience in negotiating the inclusion of integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) concept note for malaria. It explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Ghana experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of developing the NFM […]

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Leveraging the Global Fund New Funding Model for Integrated Community Case Management: A Synthesis of Lessons from Five Countries

This report reviews the experience of five countries—Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia—with the Global Fund New Funding Model. Specifically, the report reviews efforts to incorporate integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) into eligible countries’ malaria and health systems strengthening concept notes to leverage resources to scale up iCCM. […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Ghana on Negotiating the Inclusion of Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illness

This case study reviews Ghana’s experience in negotiating the inclusion of integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) concept note for malaria. It explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Ghana experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of developing the NFM […]

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Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Ghana

This analysis is based on the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey data from Ghana. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. […]

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Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries

This open access, MCSP co-authored article in the journal Contraception analyzes data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 21 low- and middle-income countries to examine patterns of interpregnancy intervals, unmet need, pregnancy risk, and family planning method use and method mix among women 0–23 months postpartum. The countries reviewed were: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program