Zika Trinidad Sub-Award Materials

MCSP provides leadership, globally and regionally in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, on technical issues related to the Zika outbreak response, particularly with regard to the care and support of Zika-affected children and their families. The Zika Trinidad Sub-Award Materials includes a: What is Developmental Delay – Poster What is Developmental Delay – Brochure What Is […]

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An Assessment of the Status of Kangaroo Mother Care in the Dominican Republic: Findings and Considerations for Sustainability

This report details the status of implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in the Dominican Republic (DR) along with key bottlenecks and challenges in KMC implementation and proposed solutions. The objectives of this assessment were to: Assess the status of implementation and scale-up of KMC in the Dominican Republic Assess for gaps and bottlenecks in […]

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MCSP Zika Response – Therapeutic Early Stimulation and Psychosocial Support

MCSP worked with the Ministries of Health and other local partners in Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, and El Salvador to design and implement early childhood development (ECD) activities for families and young children impacted by Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) and other disabilities. Using MCSP’s approach to therapeutic early stimulation (TES) and […]

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Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Impact of Congenital Zika Virus Exposure

In Grenada, MCSP partnered with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) at St. George’s University to characterize the impact of in utero ZIKV exposure on neurocognitive development. WINDREF measured multiple neurodevelopmental outcomes in a well-characterized cohort of children with and without prenatal ZIKV exposure in Grenada using sensitive measures of cognition, language, fine […]

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Strengthening Subnational Health Systems Management for Improved RMNCH

This brief describes MCSP’s efforts to more comprehensively strengthen management of the health sector and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH). It includes an approach for strengthening subnational health systems management and findings from various efforts implemented in Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. It also presents key takeaways to improve future […]

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Establishing Model Referral Networks in Haiti

MCSP with the Ministry of Health introduced a referral and counter-referral tool in 36 sites organized under three Model Referral Networks (MRNs). MCSP further supported the operationalization of these MRNs by developing communication and transportation protocols and by training staff at the 36 participating MRN sites in their use. At the end of the project, […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program