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Report on MCSP Support for the Polio Switch in April 2016

In April 2016, the largest and fastest globally-coordinated project in the history of immunization was carried out in 155 countries and territories. Known as “the switch,” this activity entailed replacing trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV), which protects against all three strains of the poliovirus, with the bivalent form (bOPV) which protects against two strains, types […]

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Strengthening the Routine Immunization System through a Reaching Every Child-Quality Improvement Approach in Uganda

This how-to guide, based on experience and lessons learned from introducing Reaching Every Child-Quality Improvement (REC-QI) in Uganda and Ethiopia, provides guidance on how to carry out REC-QI. It supplements, but does not replace, the current national REC strategy. Staff from the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization, hospitals, district health teams, and health sub-districts […]

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Reaching Every Community Using Quality Improvement (REC-QI): Mapping to support routine immunization microplanning in Uganda

The success of immunization depends largely on the ability to reach every child with vaccination services. That, in turn, requires that health facilities have current information on where even the most remote and underserved communities live so that plans to reach them can be prepared. This document describes a process developed by MCSP/Uganda for accurately […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Uganda on Integrating the Integrated Community Case Management Model (iCCM)

This case study reviews Uganda’s experience with integrating the integrated community case management (iCCM) into the Global Fund New Funding Model’s (NFM) concept note for malaria. This case study explores some of the challenges experienced by, and lessons learned from, the Uganda experience, and discusses broader issues about developing a Global Fund NFM concept note […]

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Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Uganda

This analysis is based on the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey data from Uganda. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. […]

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Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries

This open access, MCSP co-authored article in the journal Contraception analyzes data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 21 low- and middle-income countries to examine patterns of interpregnancy intervals, unmet need, pregnancy risk, and family planning method use and method mix among women 0–23 months postpartum. The countries reviewed were: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, […]

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