USAID's Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is designed to advance USAID’s goal of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, and is currently working in 25 countries.
MCSP supports the introduction and scale-up of high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. MCSP accepts all sources of health funds and can be accessed via field support. While MCSP is the principal follow-on to the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), the scope has expanded to reflect a changing global RMNCH landscape as well as shifts in USAID’s own priorities. MCSP places a greater emphasis on key cross-cutting issues such as innovation, e/mHealth, equity, quality, gender, public-private partnerships and involvement of civil society, community approaches, health systems strengthening, and behavior change interventions. While maintaining a focus on technical, high-impact interventions, MCSP works toward sustainable scale-up to include the health systems that deliver these interventions.
MCSP is helping to reduce maternal and child mortality in DR Congo by strengthening Ministry of Health capacity to strategically scale up cost-effective, evidence-based interventions.
The Program works to increase the capacity of Congolese health professional organizations to provide high-quality, in-service training and pre-service education on key maternal and newborn health and postpartum family planning interventions. In under-served, rural communities, we're also providing technical support for integrated community case management, integrated management of childhood illness, and community- and facility-based family planning interventions.
The expected outcomes of the program were to:
The actual outcomes of the program were: