Started: December 2016 / Ended: June 2019
MCSP in Nepal conducted a study to inform the Child Health Division of the Department of Health Services’ efforts to reduce newborn deaths from possible severe bacterial infection (PSBI). The Program assessed existing practices to assess, treat, provide follow-up, and refer sick young infants by both private sector non-physician providers in drug shops as well as private clinics operated by physicians.
The study was undertaken in close collaboration with the Child Health Division and in consultation with key stakeholders. It built on Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program 2016 situation analysis of the management of PSBI cases in drug shops in six of the country’s districts. MCSP’s larger, nationally representative survey provided data to both characterize the current situation and served as a basis for comparison in the future.
To read a summary of work in Nepal, click here.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.