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MCSP Burma’s impact on strengthening the health workforce for a better tomorrow: Results from a contribution analysis

Publish Date: December 2019
Author: MCSP

In partnership with Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS), MCSP conducted an analysis to document contributions made by the Program toward health systems strengthening efforts related to the country’s health workforce. Specifically, MCSP aimed to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity by strengthening the midwifery profession.

This work was done by creating an enabling policy environment to support the best practices for maternal and newborn health that are part of the MOHS national strategic plans and guidelines. Additional focus areas included improvement of the quality and effectiveness of midwifery education, training, and professional organizations.

The methodology used to assess MCSP’s work was contribution analysis, whereby cause-and-effect relationships between activities and results are explored against theories of change. This allowed for credible claims to be made about the contributions made by MCSP.