Gender Technical Brief

MCSP has 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 […]

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Experiences in New Vaccine Introduction

USAID’s efforts to help increase the equitable coverage of vaccines, strengthen routine immunization (RI) systems, and leverage the US Government’s large global contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and MCSP has provided technical assistance to support countries in planning for, preparing for, and introducing new vaccines and in following up post-introduction. Since 2014, MCSP has […]

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Designing Interoperable Health Information Systems Using Enterprise Architecture Approach in Resource‐Limited Countries

The overall goal of this literature review is to identify best practices related to Enterprise Architecture (EA)‐based health information system (HIS) design, implementation, and evaluation in low- and middle-income countries. Literature identified in this review present ways in which EA frameworks have been used to facilitate data collection, examine critical elements for effective health care […]

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Perspectives on Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Family Planning: Considerations for Rollout of Integrated Services in Mara and Kagera Tanzania

Synergies exist between postpartum family planning and maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, yet health services are often provided in silos. This qualitative formative research study aimed to identify barriers and facilitating factors for optimal nutrition and PPFP practices in Mara and Kagera, Tanzania. Results informed the program design of an integrated nutrition and family […]

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How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic Evidence and Experience from Low and Middle Income Countries

MCSP launched their special issue Maternal and Child Nutrition journal supplement “How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic Evidence and Experience from Low and Middle Income Countries” on February 12, 2019. The supplement includes evidence and experiences on how to strengthen integration of nutrition into the health platform from a health systems perspective. […]

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Streamlining and Strengthening the Disease Surveillance System in Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania adopted the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system as the platform for all disease surveillance activities in the country. Today, Tanzania’s IDSR guidelines include surveillance and response protocols for 34 diseases and conditions of public health importance. They outline, in detail, necessary recording and reporting procedures and activities to be […]

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The Facility Perinatal Mortality Indicator Study: Tanzania A Study to Validate an Indicator on Facility-Based Perinatal Mortality

Measurements to assess potentially preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths which occur in health facilities are challenging. MCSP with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)—conducted a study to validate an indicator on facility-based perinatal mortality (FPM), which uses data found in the national health information systems (HMIS) in Tanzania. The […]

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What to Know about Your CCEOP Application and Deploying Cold Chain Equipment

With one in five children in low- and middle-income countries still not fully vaccinated and thus at risk of preventable, life-threatening illnesses, immunization programs are under pressure to increase coverage and improve performance and efficiency. Populations are growing and immunization supply chains (iSCs) are facing constraints in reliable, optimal and sufficient cold chain equipment (CCE) […]

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