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The Effect of Integrating Family Planning with a Maternal and Newborn Health Program on Postpartum Contraceptive Use and Optimal Birth Spacing in Rural Bangladesh

This MCSP co-authored article published in the journal Studies in Family Planning highlights the challenges of meeting postpartum contraceptive needs in developing countries, where the majority of women deliver at home. Using a quasi-experimental trial design, the authors examined the effect of integrating family planning (FP) with a community-based maternal and newborn health (MNH) program […]

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Engaging Communities With a Simple Tool to Help Increase Immunization Coverage

This MCSP co-authored article in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice highlights the use of a simple, publicly placed tool to monitor vaccination coverage in a community. The “My Village Is My Home” tool proved to broaden program coverage by keeping both the community and the health system informed about every infant’s vaccination status. […]

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Postpartum Family Planning Annotated Bibliography: 2008-2014

Beginning in 2006, the ACCESS-FP program compiled an annotated bibliography of postpartum family planning literature to promote documented best practices and serve as a reference for both researchers and program managers. Updates to the original bibliography were made under ACCESS-FP in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and then again by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated […]

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Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

This condensed version of the reference guide focuses on making large-scale, public sector, community health worker (CHW) programs as effective as possible. It is a practical guide for policymakers and program managers wishing to develop or strengthen a CHW program, drawing lessons from other countries that have implemented such programs at scale. For the full […]

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Summary Report of the Community Health Worker Forum

MCSP called this November 2014 meeting to inform its community health workplan activities, focusing on successful and sustainable large-scale community health worker (CHW) efforts, and establish sound coordination and collaboration with other USAID-supported activities. The forum brought together 41 participants from more than 20 organizations involved in CHW programming to contribute their thinking to three […]

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Integrating Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Family Planning Services in Bondo Sub-County, Kenya

This document captures the outcomes of a demonstration program integrating maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, and family planning (FP) services in six health facilities and adjacent community units in Bondo Sub-County, Siaya County, Western Kenya. The main objective of the initiative was to enhance and strengthen the linkages between nutrition and FP interventions in […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
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