Started: June 2015
MCSP is working closely with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) to develop its nursing capacity in tertiary pediatric care, and to establish the hospital as a regional center for learning in the Southern African region. We are also supporting the mentorship of clinical pediatric nurses and nurse managers at NMCH by partnering with a US-based children’s hospital.
Since 2014, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust has been designing, constructing, equipping and staffing a specialized pediatric hospital, which will join only four other such designated children’s hospitals in all of Africa. MCSP will work to develop a regional learning network of tertiary hospitals in the Southern African region to further advance critical pediatric care.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.
|Select Health and Demographic Data for South Africa|
|GDP per capita (USD)||6,617.91|
|Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births)||138|
|Skilled birth attendant coverage||91%|
|Antenatal care, 4+ visits||87.1%|
|Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||15|
|Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||32.99|
|Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births)||41|
|Treatment for acute respiratory infection||65%|
|Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses)||69%|
|Percent of districts with >80% DPT3 coverage||63%|
|Modern contraceptive prevalence rate||59.9%|
|Total fertility rate||2.33|
|HIV prevalence, adult||17.9%|
|Density of physicians (per 1,000 population)||0.78|
|Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population)||5.1|
|Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD)||593.00|
|Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.|