Strengthening the Capacity of Communities to Increase Utilization of Postnatal Care Services in Nyaruguru District Rwanda

Publish Date: June 2019
Author: MCSP

MCSP worked with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) to accelerate the reduction of preventable child, neonatal, and maternal mortality in 10 districts in Rwanda from April 2015 to September 2018. Given that many newborn deaths are preventable through improved care in the postnatal period, MCSP emphasized integration of newborn care with maternal care while strengthening health services through the household-to-hospital continuum of care. In particular, MCSP emphasized facility births and pre-discharge PNC followed by PNC provided by community health workers, known as animatrice de santé maternelles (ASM).


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