Operational capacity to provide malaria services in Madagascar

In 2018, MCSP Madagascar in partnership with the National Malaria Control Program conducted a health facility assessment to better understand health facility readiness and operational capacity to provide quality febrile illness and malaria case management in public and private health facilities across all eight malaria zones in Madagascar. The assessment aimed to evaluate the health […]

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Supporting Quality of Care Improvements through Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

MCSP worked to improve health care facility WASH conditions and practices to contribute to quality of care (QoC) improvements and reductions of maternal and newborn infections through MCSP’s innovative Clean Clinic Approach. This report highlights experiences from four MCSP country programs (Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Nigeria) that used WASH investments as […]

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Malaria Elimination Readiness in Selected Districts of Madagascar: A Mixed-Methods Assessment

To prepare for the development of an operational plan for malaria elimination in Madagascar, MCSP, in collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Ministry of Public Health/National Malaria Control Program, assessed the state of preparedness of the elimination and pre-elimination districts, measured by the operational capacity of health facilities and readiness of the health […]

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Use of Health Facility and District Data Dashboards to Strengthen Quality of Family Planning Services: Findings from an Assessment in Two States of India

In five states of India, MCSP aimed to develop a culture of data use and quality improvement (QI) among family planning service providers through the development of data visualization and use approaches to create locally relevant information for use in better management of facility-level family planning services. In two of the five states where MCSP […]

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MCSP Rwanda’s Impact on Improving the Quality of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning Services: Results from a Contribution Analysis

This analysis set out to answer the following questions and to assess evidence to support these questions: How did MCSP’s low-dose, high-frequency training and mentorship approaches improve and maintain health worker competencies in maternal, newborn and child health, and family planning? How did MCSP contribute to an increase in the uptake of postpartum family planning […]

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Postpartum Family Planning in Ethiopia: Provider Perspectives on Male Engagement

This implementation research brief presents a secondary analysis of a postpartum family planning (PPFP) study in Ethiopia, which included qualitative interviews with health care workers and health officials so as to explore provider perspectives on: Male influence on women’s PPFP uptake; Existing male engagement initiatives across different levels of the health system; and Barriers to […]

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HIV Index Testing and Partner Services: A Training Course for HIV Testing Providers

Partner notification is a voluntary process where trained service providers ask HIV-positive index clients about their sexual partners, their drug-injecting partners, and their children. Then with the consent of the HIV-positive index client, the service provider offers these partners (and children, where applicable) voluntary HIV testing. This training course is designed for HIV testing providers […]

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