Strengthening the Coordination of Care and Referral Systems for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health

Publish Date: November 2019
Author: MCSP

Recognizing the continued challenges in strengthening RMNCAH care coordination at the country level, MCSP improved the coordination of services to increase coverage of high-impact RMNCAH interventions as well as access to emergency care needed to prevent maternal, newborn, and child deaths. MCSP defines care coordination as a “proactive approach to bringing together care providers to meet the needs of service users, to ensure they receive integrated, person-focused care across various settings.” MCSP’s key areas of support to strengthen care coordination included service integration or horizontal referrals, vertical referrals, and client tracking.