Started: October 2014
MCSP is improving health outcomes for HIV, malaria, nutrition, family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services in Ghana. Building on work begun under USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), we are supporting the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Services to better prepare midwives and nurses to deliver high-quality care.
The Program is standardizing and approving related strategies, guidelines, training materials, tools, and monitoring systems. We aim to ensure these are correctly implemented in MCSP-supported districts, strengthening the system to provide the best services possible.
In addition, MCSP is helping to reduce the spread of infections and diseases in Ghana, including Ebola viral disease, through enhancement of infection prevention and control (IPC) practices. In regional and district hospitals in five regions – Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper West, Upper East, and Eastern – the Program is working with staff at targeted health facilities to improve their IPC technical competency and ability.
To read a summary of work in Ghana to date, click here.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.