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The Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Zika Response Activities

Publish Date: September 2018
Author: MCSP

From November 2017 to January 2018, MCSP’s Zika response team conducted rapid scoping visits to meet with ministries of health and regional partners to assess current needs and identify priorities in five countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region in response to the recent Zika outbreak. Visits contributed to context-specific country workplans that focused on improving quality of postnatal care services (especially through implementation of the MCSP Data Use Package), and early childhood development. MCSP implemented activities through sub-awardees, short-term technical assistance, and on-going remote support, working in partnership with host governments, regional professional associations, local non-governmental nonprofits, and research organizations.