Started: October 2015
MCSP is incorporating lessons learned from USAID’s predecessor Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program and MCSP Bridge, particularly those experiences gained through implementation of the Model Maternity Initiative and integrated cervical cancer prevention and treatment, and family planning programming. We are utilizing an integrated referral network approach — and strengthening the Ministry of Health’s leadership, planning and monitoring capabilities — to deliver high-impact interventions at various levels of health service delivery.
The Program also focuses on preventative and curative aspects of nutrition programming at facility and community levels, which is integrated into the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health platform, as needed. MCSP is addressing inadequate infant and young child feeding practices and anemia, and strengthening growth monitoring and referral / counter-referral systems.
Through a family-centered lifecycle approach, we are working to increase both access to and utilization of evidence-based interventions. The Program is supporting a robust integrated community component targeting children under five, which includes nutrition and water & sanitation work, to bridge the continuum of care from the facility to the community. Our approach is inclusive of adolescents and gender transformative programming.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.