The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global flagship project that introduces and supports high-impact health interventions with a focus on 25 high-priority countries* with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation. The Program is focused on ensuring that all women, newborns and children most in need have equitable access to quality health care services to save lives. MCSP supports programming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment.
Awarded in the spring of 2014, the Maternal and Child Survival Program engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approachesl. The Program will tackle these issues through approaches that also focus on health systems strengthening, household and community mobilization, gender integration and eHealth, among others. With approaches tailored to meet individual country needs, the Program seeks to empower countries to design effective approaches, develop technical skills, apply analytical tools, manage workforce capacity and devote resources to reduce inequities in care and build sustainable health systems to keep mothers, newborns and children alive and healthy.
In Kenya, the project aims to accomplish these two objectives:
The project has been implementing the community-led total sanitation (CLTS) approach in the villages in both counties.
The project expects to:
The project accomplished: