The USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 27 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. The Program is introducing and supporting 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 the Program 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, the Program works toward sustainable scale-up to include the health systems that deliver these interventions.
In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, the Program provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local RMNCH programs, including: