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Feasibility Study on Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy at the Community Level in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s 2016–2020 National Malaria Strategic Plan aims to reduce malaria case incidence using strategies that include the prevention of malaria in pregnant women using intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP). The challenge has been achieving the recommended three or more monthly doses starting at week 13 of pregnancy, which was […]

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Community-Based Family Planning Breaking Barriers to Access and Increasing Choices for Women and Families

The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) advocates for health promotion, prevention, and curative service delivery in and with communities across the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) spectrum of interventions. MCSP promotes the institutionalization of community health as a central component of country health systems, ensuring that […]

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Strengthening Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) and Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Outcomes in Mara and Kagera, Tanzania

In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey […]

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Family Planning Client Rights Study Report Assessment of Perspectives and Practices on Rights-Based Family Planning in Baluchistan, Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey […]

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Evaluation of Interventions to Improve the Quality of Antenatal and Labor and Delivery Services in Kogi and Ebonyi States

In Nigeria, maternal and newborn mortality remain unacceptably high. In 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) asked its flagship global Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to work in Ebonyi and Kogi States to improve the quality of family planning (FP) services, including postpartum family planning (PPFP), and […]

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Supporting Nigeria’s Country-Led Scale-up of Chlorhexidine for Newborn Sepsis Prevention Findings from a Mixed-Methods Case Study

Nigeria’s neonatal mortality rate was estimated at 38 per 1,000 live births in 2013, one of the highest in the world.1 About one-fourth of these deaths were estimated to be due to infections, many of which could be prevented through proper umbilical cord care.2 Chlorhexidine (CHX) gel is an over-the-counter product that reduces neonatal infection […]

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The 2015 Zika Virus Outbreak

Evidence on Zika virus infection and its consequences has continued to evolve. Please consult the WHO, PAHO, and U.S. CDC websites for the most up-to-date and thorough information on prevention, diagnosis, and management of Zika virus infection and its consequences. […]

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