Ghana Early Childhood Development: Learning Report

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Ghana Early Childhood Development (ECD) 0–3 program aimed to promote psychosocial stimulation and responsive parenting at the community level via frontline health workers to increase caregiver knowledge and practice of psychosocial stimulation activities. The program integrated early learning and responsive caregiving activities into existing health and nutrition activities […]

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Ghana Early Childhood Development Learning Report Brief: Caregiver, Child, and Community Health Worker Assessment

The aim of MCSP’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program in Ghana was to engage parents and caregivers in stimulation and responsive parenting, in which caregivers respond to their children’s physical and emotional needs from birth onward by responding to children’s cues, playing, talking, singing, and providing exposure to words and numbers, even before children can […]

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Ghana Early Childhood Development End-of-Project Report

From December 2016 through June 2019, MCSP, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service’s Family Health Division (FHD), successfully implemented early childhood development interventions (ECD), making significant progress toward national-, regional-, and district-level institutionalization of ECD. Through the life of project, MCSP built the capacity of 2,268 national-, regional-, and district-level health staff to deliver […]

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Financial Analysis to Inform the Scale-up and Sustainability of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Interventions and Services

This document synthesizes MCSP’s efforts to strengthen health systems by analyzing scale-up costs and financial flows for RMNCH services. It includes MCSP’s approach to financial analysis for scale-up and findings from analyses conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. This brief also presents lessons learned to improve future […]

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USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, Ghana: End-of-Project Report

MCSP’s pre-service education (PSE) (including eLearning) and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program started in Ghana in October 2014 and ended in June 2019. During this time, MCSP developed a 5-year work plan to expand PSE support to all midwifery, community health nursing, public health nursing, general nursing, and medical assistant training schools in […]

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Call to Action: Implementing the Nurturing Care Framework in Ghana

The Government of Ghana (GOG) has made a strong commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SGD 4 regarding access to quality ECD services. Recently, the GOG reaffirmed this commitment through dedication of personnel and coordination mechanisms to rollout the Nurturing Care Framework in Ghana. This investment is a critical first step given […]

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Financing Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Ghana: Partnerships for Primary Healthcare Models and Reforms

MCSP worked with the Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Authority and Ghana Health Service to support the scale-up of its Community-based Health Planning and Services strategy and other systems strengthening approaches to improve access to primary healthcare across the country. This support will help the Government of Ghana bridge the inequities in accessing essential […]

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Integrating eLearning in Pre-Service Education in Ghana

MCSP aimed to develop a better-prepared midwifery and nursing workforce, equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively provide HIV, malaria, nutrition, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health services. To advance these pre-service education (PSE) goals, MCSP collaborated with Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement the following eLearning activities from August 2014 to […]

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Gender-Based Violence E-Learning Module in Ghana

The Government of Ghana requested MCSP’s assistance in developing an e-learning module for pre-service education in midwifery and nursing. It was developed in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Health and validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana. The learning objectives of the module include: Define gender, sex, violence, and gender-based violence (GBV) Explain […]

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Gender Technical Brief

MCSP developed tools and strategies to address gender-based constraints and opportunities related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) outcomes and integrated these into national strategies, training packages, and quality improvement tools. In Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique and Tanzania, these tools have been institutionalized by ministries of health and scaled up through national programs. […]

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