Started: June 2015 / Ended: June 2019
MCSP worked 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 also supported 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 had been designing, constructing, equipping and staffing a specialized pediatric hospital, which joined only four other such designated children’s hospitals in all of Africa. MCSP worked to develop a regional learning network of tertiary hospitals in the Southern African region to further advance critical pediatric care.
To read a summary of work in South Africa, 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 South Africa|
|GDP per capita (USD)||6,160.735|
|Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births)||138|
|Skilled birth attendant coverage||96.7%|
|Antenatal care, 4+ visits||75.5%|
|Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||12.4|
|Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||34.2|
|Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births)||43.3|
|Treatment for acute respiratory infection||87.6%|
|Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses)||66%|
|Modern contraceptive prevalence rate||54%|
|Total fertility rate||2.458|
|HIV prevalence, adult||18.9%|
|Density of physicians (per 1,000 population)||0.818|
|Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population)||5.229|
|Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD)||470.797|
|Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.|