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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Congenital Zika Syndrome

This brief summarizes current knowledge on congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), including estimated global burden, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, care, and follow-up recommendations for infants and affected families. […]

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Design Support for a Zika Pregnancy Registry in the Caribbean Region

Many countries impacted by the Zika epidemic do not have established surveillance systems that routinely monitor adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. MCSP Zika Response Team provided technical support to the Caribbean Public Health Agency around design of a pregnancy registry as part of MCSP’s activities in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. It is anticipated that […]

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SSQH Program Briefs

MCSP’s Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti (SSQH) project is working in close conjunction with the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population or MSPP) and all 10 of the country’s health departments (Direction Départementale de la Santé or DDS) with the overarching goal of facilitating a sustainable health […]

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The Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Zika Response Activities

From November 2017 to January 2018, MCSP’s Zika response team conducted rapid scoping visits to meet with ministries of health and regional partners to assess current needs and identify priorities in five countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region in response to the recent Zika outbreak. Visits contributed to context-specific country workplans that focused […]

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MCSP Zika Response Team: Work Plan Activities for Program Years 2–3

MCSP continues to provide leadership in regional and global fora on technical issues related to the Zika response, particularly the care and support of Zika-affected children and their families. The Program collaborates with a range of partners to improve strategies for preventing and responding to the Zika virus. These efforts include providing key technical resources […]

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