National Community Health Information Systems in Four African Countries

MCSP adapted MEASURE Evaluation’s broader Community-Based Information System Model to produce a framework for developing and implementing community health information system (CHIS), with a thematic focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. The framework identifies seven key dimensions of a robust CHIS, around which this report organizes its findings. […]

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Strengths, Challenges, and Opportunities for RMNCH Financing in Uganda

This report presents the results of an assessment on the context of national health financing in Uganda—including current financing policies and practices, as well as health financing reforms proposed and in development—to understand the implications that such mechanisms may have on RMNCH services. The assessment employed a combination of desk review, key informant interviews, and […]

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MCSP Uganda Child Health – Baseline Report

MCSP-Child Health (CH) in Uganda provides above-site technical assistance (TA) to USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES) South West (SW) and East Central (EC) projects to pilot an integrated package of child health interventions, the essential child health package (ECHP), with the ultimate goal of contributing to a reduction in child mortality. MCSP […]

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Costing of an Essential Child Health Package in Uganda

MCSP conducted a costing analysis to understand the financial implications of expanding the “essential” child health package (ECHP), specifically estimating the costs of the MCSP- and Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-supported activities, such as integrated trainings and mentorship, and the costs to deliver the full ECHP at public primary health care (PHC) facilities. […]

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Using a Health Facility Scorecard to Monitor and Improve the Coverage of Child Health Interventions in Rural Uganda

MCSP provided tailored technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES) projects in the East Central (EC) and South Western (SW) regions from January 2017 to February 2019. MCSP’s objective was to identify, demonstrate and work with the MOH and RHITES partners to rollout a package […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program Engagement in the 2018 Gavi Joint Appraisal and Portfolio Planning Processes

MCSP is a key immunization partner in many countries and a member of the Interagency Coordinating Committee and country technical working groups (TWGs). As such, MCSP joins other immunization partners in-country to participate in the joint appraisal (JA) and portfolio planning process reviews. This report provides an overview of MCSP country experiences during the recent […]

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Learning from Implementation of the Reaching Every Child using Quality Improvement to Strengthen the Routine Immunization System in Uganda

MCSP has incorporated quality improvement (QI) concepts and tools into the standard Reaching Every District (RED)/Community (REC) management approach. While Uganda was one of the first countries to introduce RED in 2004 and updated it to REC in 2007, REC’s widespread use by districts and health facilities was limited by persistent operational challenges; for example, […]

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Atelier régional africain sur l’amélioration des données de routine pour la santé infantile dans les systèmes nationaux d’information sanitaire

In September 2017, USAID, in collaboration with MCSP, convened the Africa Regional Workshop on Improving Routine Data for Child Health in National Health Information Systems to advance the availability, accessibility, quality, and use of child health and nutrition data within national health information systems. More than 90 participants from 15 countries gathered in Johannesburg, South […]

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