Maternal and Child Health

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Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability

The SDS Program encompassed four core objectives to improve sustainability of decentralized service delivery by the Government of Uganda. Through its objectives, SDS worked to improve the capabilities of district local governments, so that district leaders may take the lead in coordinating the activities of donor support in their district, starting with USAID social sector programs.

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Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program - Mozambique

MCHIP in Mozambique focused on building a favorable national policy environment while supporting the Ministry of Health in two of their national priorities: to scale up the Model Maternities Initiative (MMI) and the Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention/Control Program (CECAP) in order to rapidly expand the implementation of high-impact MNCH/RH interventions. MCHIP also supported the provision of FP services through the MMI and CECAP initiatives.

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The Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria

ESMPIN was a USAID-funded nationwide social marketing project focused on 15 priority states in Nigeria, aimed at improving maternal and child health by promoting family planning methods, and child health products. Some diseases like diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, lack of family planning (FP) and inappropriate care of pregnant mothers and newborns are some of the causes responsible for Nigeria’s high maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates. ESMPIN also promoted healthy behaviors in addition to its product demand.

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Hati Kami Child Survival Project

Hati Kami, an urban health project located in the West Jakarta Municipality of Jakarta Province in Indonesia, was a four-year Innovation Child Survival and Health Grants Project (CSHGP). The project, whose name means “Our hearts”, was designed to address high rates maternal and neonatal mortality, increased rates of bottle/formula feeding, and limited growth in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates; it successfully built on the results and lessons learned of Healthy Start, Mercy Corps’ previous CSHGP project in Jakarta Province.

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Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program - Ghana

In order to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, the government of Ghana prioritized increasing the number of midwives to ensure that all births are attended by skilled providers. To meet this objective, the government opened 15 more midwifery schools between 2010 and 2014 to train more skilled providers. Student numbers also increased from as low as 50 students per school per year to as many as 250 students in some schools.

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Rebuilding Basic Health Services

The project started in 2008 with a focus on improving health service delivery in the counties of Bong, Nimba, Lofa, River Gee and Grand Cape Mount. In 2011, RBHS shifted from its original focus to capacity building of the MOHSW and County Health Teams in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties. Adhering to the National Health Policy and guided by the WHO Health Systems Strengthening Conceptual Framework, the project worked to develop or strengthen six “building blocks:” health services, workforce, finance, access to drugs and supplies, information management and governance and leadership.

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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.

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AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance – Kamili

USAID Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance program, also known as APHIAplus, combined family planning, maternal/child health, malaria, nutrition, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services to provide an integrated, high-quality, equitable approach to sustainable services at the national, county, and community levels.

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Maternal and Child Survival Program – Kenya

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.