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15 Resources Found


A Health System Bottleneck Analysis of Care and Feeding of Small and Sick Newborns in Malawi: Findings and Considerations for Nutrition-Newborn Integration

Through Malawi’s existing Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative platform, MCSP assisted the Malawi Ministry of Health in conducting a health system bottleneck analysis on care and feeding of small and sick newborns. This report discusses key findings and considerations for strengthening nutrition-newborn health integration to improve care for the most vulnerable babies.   […]

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Assessment of the MCSP Technical Assistance Model to Support Zambia’s RMNCAHN Continuum of Care Program

MCSP provided technical assistance to Zambia’s Ministry of Health to implement a reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAHN) Continuum of Care program from 2017-2018. MCSP worked in each of the 42 districts in Muchinga, Southern, Eastern and Luapula provinces, providing demand-driven technical assistance to Zambia’s Ministry of Health at the national, […]

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Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs

This overview of large-scale community health worker (CHW) programs from 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe — aims to inform policymakers and program implementers in designing, implementing, scaling up, and strengthening large-scale CHW programs. CHW programs, by their very nature, are a product of the local […]

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Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs

This condensed version of the case studies includes examples from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For the full version of this document, click here. […]

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Essential Care for Every Baby Africa Regional Workshop

The Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) Africa Regional Workshop provided an opportunity for dialogue with select countries implementing Helping Babies Breathe at scale on the potential use of the ECEB learning materials to strengthen current newborn health programs and to develop a larger regional pool of ECEB master trainers and champions. In total, 85 […]

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Feasibility Study of the Implementation of iCCM in Bondo Sub-County: Leveraging Existing Systems

In 2013, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) and USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) initiated an implementation research study to inform the MOH and its partners about the feasibility, success factors, and challenges of implementing integrated community case management. This endline assessment report was completed under MCSP together with the MOH. […]

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Landscape Analysis of Survive, Thrive, and Transform Interventions for Children

The Sustainable Development Goals, founded on the principle that they are “integrated and indivisible,” envision children surviving, thriving and becoming transformative agents in their communities. MCSP conducted a review on behalf of the Child Health Task Force to explore countries’ experiences adding thrive and transform interventions to platforms used to deliver child survival interventions. The […]

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Leveraging the Global Fund New Funding Model for Integrated Community Case Management: A Synthesis of Lessons from Five Countries

This report reviews the experience of five countries—Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia—with the Global Fund New Funding Model. Specifically, the report reviews efforts to incorporate integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) into eligible countries’ malaria and health systems strengthening concept notes to leverage resources to scale up iCCM. […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program Engagement in the 2017 Gavi Joint Appraisal and Country Engagement Framework: A Summary of Country Experiences

To assess the implementation progress and performance of Gavi’s support for new and underutilized vaccines and health system strengthening efforts, as well as its contribution to improved immunization coverage and equity, Gavi countries engage in regular review processes — either joint appraisals (JAs) or country engagement framework (CEF) reviews. This report provides an overview of […]

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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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Maternal and Child Survival Program: Zambia

Final report for the MCSP/Zambia program: July 2014 to June 2015. […]

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Review of Newborn Health Content in Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illnesses and Integrated Community Case Management Training Materials and Job Aids in Seven Maternal and Child Survival Program Countries

This assessment was designed to understand the newborn care content in country materials for Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness and integrated community case management. Specifically the assessment focuses on content related to essential newborn care, postnatal care, care for low-birthweight and preterm babies, breastfeeding and support to mothers for breast milk feeding, management […]

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The Global Fund New Funding Model: Lessons from Zambia on the Addition of Integrated Community Case managed (iCCM)

This case study reviews Zambia’s experience adding the integrated community case management (iCCM) strategy into the Global Fund New Funding Model (GFNFM) concept note for malaria. This case explores some of the challenges experienced by and lessons learned from the Zambia experience, and discusses broader issues related to the process of GFNFM concept note development […]

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Usefulness and Challenges in Using WHO’s Electronic EPI-IMCI Course for Training Mentors in Zambia

The purpose of this assessment was to understand the usefulness of the Electronic Expanded Programme on Immunization- Integrated Management of Childhood Illness course for mentors in Zambia and the challenges they faced in using the training tool. […]

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What Data on Maternal and Newborn Health Do National Health Management Information Systems Include?

This report reviews the data elements related to maternal and newborn health (MNH) present in the health management and information (HMIS) systems in 24 low- and lower middle-income countries. The review’s purpose is to quantify the extent to which key data elements are available in the antenatal, delivery and postpartum registers and associated summary reporting […]

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