Postpartum family planning integration with maternal, newborn and child health services: a cross-sectional analysis of client flow patterns in India and Kenya

This MCSP co-authored article – published in BMJ Open journal – illuminates the degree of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) – family planning integration, as well as associations between integration, client characteristics, and service delivery factors in facilities that received programmatic postpartum family planning support. Findings suggest importance of focused programmatic support for integration by MNCH service area. Family […]

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Evaluation of the Initiative to Strengthen Nurses’ Expanded Programme on Immunization Pre-Service Training in Kenya

In 2008, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) embarked on a process to strengthen pre-service training for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) using WHO’s prototype curriculum. Partnering with the WHO, UNICEF and USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (later became USAID’s MCSP), the MOH developed an immunization manual for medical and nursing students, […]

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Situation of Routine Immunization in Urban Poor Areas of Kisumu City, Kenya

In Kenya, according to a 2013 assessment, approximately 353,000 people are unimmunized, and DPT3 coverage in the poorest wealth quintile is 10% lower than in the highest quintile. A situation analysis of routine immunization (RI) in Kisumu City was conducted to assess the immunization status of children, and to understand the challenges and barriers to […]

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Maximizing Opportunities: Family Planning and Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Integration in Bondo Sub-County, Kenya

This article shares learning from an innovative demonstration program integrating maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) services in western Kenya, providing recommendations for future work to expand MIYCN and FP integration. Description Six health facilities reorganized to integrate MIYCN and FP services and community health volunteers (CHVs) promoted MIYCN and FP in adjacent communities in Bondo Sub-County […]

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Cross-sectional observational assessment of quality of newborn care immediately after birth in health facilities across six sub-Saharan African countries

Published in BMJ Open, this article presents information on the quality of newborn care services and health facility readiness to provide newborn care in six African countries, and advocates for the improvement of providers’ essential newborn care knowledge and skills. To read the full, open access article in the journal BMJ Open, click here. […]

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Feasibility Study of the Implementation of iCCM in Bondo Sub-County: Leveraging Existing Systems

In 2013, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) and USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) initiated an implementation research study to inform the MOH and its partners about the feasibility, success factors, and challenges of implementing integrated community case management. This endline assessment report was completed under MCSP together with the MOH. […]

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Bondo iCCM Study: Key Findings and Recommendations

In 2013, in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) initiated an implementation research study to inform the MOH and its partners about the feasibility of, factors for success in, and challenges of implementing integrated community case management (iCCM). The study was completed by MCHIP’s […]

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