Maternal and Child Health


Empowering Communities for Health

Cambodia is establishing statutory structures at the commune, district and province level, including Committees for Women and Children at all three levels, to instill greater government accountability in protecting the rights of children and women. D&D is rolling out in the coming years with the goal of increasing local accountability and management of health sector resources.


Feed the Future Senegal Yaajeende

The food security situation in Senegal in 2013, illustrated by the Global Hunger Index (GHI) score of 13.8, was characterized by the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI) as “serious.” 2 This situation is all the more serious in that, at 13.7 in 2005, the country’s GHI score has remained unchanged for nearly a decade. Food insecurity in Senegal affects between 15.6 and 24 percent of the population, with higher numbers concentrated in the northern and eastern rural regions.


Communications Support for Health

The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), through the Ministry of Health (MOH), has committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal targets by improving the quality of health care services and providing greater and equitable access to health care for its people. To support these objectives, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing GRZ with technical assistance to strengthen national health communications activities.


Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Project

The Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP) was a four-and-a-half year USAID-funded, Abt Associates-led project which increased the use of quality, high-impact health services through a health systems strengthening approach in Zambia.


Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development Project

USAID has supported the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Health in its development of the public health sector since the ministry was established in 1994. Recognizing the ministry’s commitment to creating a successful, integrated health sector, USAID supported its National Health Reform Strategy through the Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development Project.


Integrated Health Project

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).


Communication for Change

USAID funded C-Change to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) across development sectors.

C-Change was implemented the achieve the following objectives:


Resources to Improved Food Security in Eastern DRC

The RISE program sought to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable families in North Kivu. The program was based on three key strategic objectives:

  1. Diversified production and increased incomes for small farmers;
  2. Improved nutritional status of pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5; and
  3. Better governance of food security.

Maternal and Child Survival Program – DRC

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.


Northern Karamoja Growth, Health, and Governance Program

The 1.2 million inhabitants of the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda face a slow crisis produced by the breakdown of their traditional agro-pastoralist livelihood strategy, repeated climactic shocks and ongoing insecurity from cattle raiding. The decay of social norms and institutions, such as elder authority and the meaningful, active role of young men and women in tribal culture, inevitably accompany the crisis, as does malnutrition for children, high rates of gender based violence, and gender inequality. It is difficult to overstate the challenges facing the Karamojong.