Started: August 2014 / Ended: September 2018
MCSP built on the significant achievements of USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program in Namibia to advance the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s blueprint for an AIDS Free Generation, USAID’s country objectives as well as the Agency’s global Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths goals.
In collaboration with the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, MCSP strengthened the country’s Health Extension Program and HIV/Sexual and Reproductive Health interventions to deliver and sustain high-impact RMNCH and TB/HIV services. Focusing on the direct and indirect causes of maternal and child mortality — including HIV and AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, malnutrition, pneumonia, diarrhea and other infectious diseases — MCSP supported the Government of Namibia’s efforts to reach the country’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations by taking health services into their communities.
To read a summary of work in Namibia, click here.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.
|Select Health and Demographic Data for Nambia|
|GDP per capita (USD)||5,461.60|
|Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births)||265|
|Skilled birth attendant coverage||91%|
|Antenatal care, 4+ visits||70%|
|Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||15.9|
|Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||32.8|
|Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births)||45.4|
|Treatment for acute respiratory infection||68%|
|Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea||52%|
|Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses)||83%|
|Percent of districts with >80% DPT3 coverage||88%|
|Modern contraceptive prevalence rate||55%|
|Total fertility rate||3.1|
|HIV prevalence, adult||13.3%|
|ART coverage, adult||50%|
|Density of physicians (per 1,000 population)||0.37|
|Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population)||2.8|
|Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD)||423.00|
|Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.|