maternal and child health


Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

From 2008 - 2014, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to improve the health of women and their families. USAID’s flagship maternal and child health program, MCHIP's vision was to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality in USAID priority countries facing the highest disease burden.


Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene at the Health Center

This two-page brief outlines the challenges facing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in maternal and perinatal health, and proposes actions to address them via improved WASH in health facilities, greater leadership for ministries of health, increased coordination with other sectors, and better accountability.


#BeBoldforChange: International Women's Day 2017

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme --- #BeBoldforChange --- aims to spur action toward "a more inclusive, gender equal world," according to the campaign's organizers. 


High Five ("High 5") Programs Endline Survey

Diarrhea has been the main public health problem in Indonesia. The lastest Survey of Demography and Health in Indonesia (SDKI) indicates that 44 children in 1000 die before their fifth birthday in Indonesia and diarrhea is the main cause of death. Several studies (Fewtrell et al, 2005; Curtis, 2003) indicate that hygiene and sanitation practices are an important key to reducing the incidence of diarrhea. However, the hygiene and sanitation that is not practiced correctly or consistently within households in the community in general, hence endangering infants and children at risk .


High Five ("High 5") Programs Midline Household Survey

The Indonesian government launched the Community-Based Total Sanitation (CBTS) Program in 2007 to improve hygiene and sanitation practices in households, thereby reducing the incidence of diarrhea, the second leading cause of infant mortality. The program consists of five hygiene and sanitation pillars, namely:


Jibon o Jibika Program End-line Survey Report

Save the Children USA (SC) was awarded a Title II Development Assistance Program that promotes food security in three highly vulnerable southern coastal districts of Barisal, Bhola and Patuakhali. This program is entitled Jibon o Jibika (JoJ)4 and is being implemented in Bangladesh in collaboration with Helen Keller International, the NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, the Cyclone Preparedness Programme of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and 14 local NGO partners. The program implements activities in 13 upazilas of these districts.


Jibon o Jibika (Life and Livelihoods) - Final Evaluation Report

Save the Children USA (SC) commissioned TANGO International to conduct a final evaluation of its Title II Development Assistance Program (DAP), Jibon o Jibika1 . This program is being implemented in Bangladesh in collaboration with Helen Keller International (HKI), the NGO Forum for Water and Sanitation, the Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and 14 local NGO partners with offices in Barisal Division, Bangladesh. This report presents the findings of this final evaluation.


Evaluation of the COMPRI-A Social Marketing Program by USAID in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The Communications for Behavioral Change Expanding Access to Private Sector Health Products and Services for Afghanistan (COMPRI-A) Project is a four-year, $20,908,505 project launched in April 2006 and managed by Constella Futures. It works to harness the resources and infrastructure of the private/commercial sector in the supply of family planning and a range of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) products and services aimed, particularly, at women and children under five years of age.


USAID/Kenya APHIAplus End-of-Activity Performance Evaluation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a solid track record of supporting health and development initiatives in Kenya. AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA) is the agency’s flagship health initiative in the country. APHIA is currently in its third iteration, APHIAPlus, which began in January 2011 and is slated to end in December 2015. APHIAPlus was designed to contribute to Result 3 (“Increased use of quality health services, products, and information”) and Result 4 (“Social determinants of health”) of USAID/Kenya’s implementation framework.