Started: July 2014
In two priority districts, MCSP in Malawi is working to successfully introduce two vaccines: Measles Second Dose and the Inactivated Polio Vaccine. The Program is supporting the Ministry of Health/Expanded Program of Immunizations (MOH/EPI) in all areas of roll out to ensure that these new vaccines help to protect children and reduce the burden of disease.
This includes efforts to improve the capacity of managers and service providers at all levels to manage and provide quality immunization services. We are also strengthening the routine immunization system by improving planning, monitoring, and vaccine and cold chain management at all levels – national, zonal, district and health facility.
In the same priority districts, MCSP is working with the MOH/EPI to increase family planning and immunization integrated service delivery in facilities and surrounding communities. The Program also provides support to the MOH Nutrition Unit to work with hospitals to develop, adapt and reinstate their breastfeeding policies and orient staff on breastfeeding policies.
To read a summary of work in Malawi to date, click here.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.