maternal and child health


USAID Bangladesh - Final Evaluation of the MaMoni Integrated Safe Motherhood, Newborn Care and Family Planning Project

This report summarizes the performance evaluation of the MaMoni project implemented in Bangladesh by Save the Children and two local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Shimantik and Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB). The evaluation was conducted from May 1–26, 2013, by a four-member external team. The team members were Susan Rae Ross, Wilda Campbell, Iain McLellan and Dr. Jahir Uddin Ahmed.


Family Advancement For Life and Health (FALAH) Evaluation Report

USAID awarded the five-year FALAH project to the Population Council in 2007. The goal of the project is to increase the use of family planning and birth spacing methods in Pakistan by removing cultural and other barriers to access, improving understanding of the value of family planning for family health and well-being, increasing knowledge of methods of birth spacing, and improving access to and quality of care in both the public and private sectors.


Integrated Health Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Final Performance Evaluation

The five-year IHP supported the DRC’s National Health Development Plan (Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS), MSP, 2011–2015). The IHP’s main goal was to improve the enabling environment for and increase the availability and use of high-impact services, products, and practices for family planning (FP), maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in target health zones (HZs).


USAID/Kenya Evaluation Services and Program Support: 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.


USAID/India Health of the Urban Poor Program Final Evaluation Report

India has made progress in achieving health outcomes over the last decades, especially in rural areas; but the urban poor have generally not benefited. The delivery of health services in urban areas has been suboptimal and fragmented. As a policy response, in May 2013, the Government of India (GOI) launched the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to strengthen health service delivery in urban areas.


Bangladesh: Smiling Sun Franchise Program Impact Evaluation Report

The Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program (BSSFP) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh funded health care delivery program providing a package of essential health services through a network of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is a continuation of the NGO Service Delivery Program (NSDP), which had been in place in various forms since the late 1990s.


BabyWASH Coalition

Launched in September 2016 at the UN General Assembly's “Every Woman Every Child” reception, the BabyWASH Coalition is comprised of organizations focused on improving child well-being in the first 1,000 days by increasing integration among WASH, early childhood development, nutrition, and maternal, newborn, and child health programming, policymaking, and funding. 

To learn more about the BabyWASH Coalition, please click here.

Press Release

Top Risk for Child Stunting in Developing World: Poor Growth Before Birth

In the developing world, 25 percent of child stunting is associated with poor growth in womb, such as pre-term birth and low birth weight. To address this problem, the article's authors prescribe a “paradigm shift” from interventions focused solely on children and infants to those that reach mothers and families.

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Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project – Nigeria

The goal of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by achieving its life-of-project (LOP) objective of increased utilization of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services by pregnant women, mothers, and their newborns in selected local government areas (LGAs) in three states—Kano, Zamfara, and Katsina.


Targeted States High Impact Project

Nigeria accounts for only two percent of the world’s population, but contributes about 10% of global infant, child, and maternal mortality. Every year, about one million children who are under five years old die and some 33,000 women die of pregnancyrelated conditions—most of which are preventable deaths. Nigeria has been grouped among the 68 countries that are unlikely to attain the Millennium Development Goals Four and Five (MDGs) on child and maternal survival by 2015. In nearly every area of primary healthcare, there is low coverage of high impact interventions.