Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, South Sudan
Services: Technical Assistance, Training, Capacity Development
Technical Expertise: Newborn and Child Health , Human Resources Management, Immunization, Applied Technology
Fewer than half of the world's newborns and children receive the basic nutrition and health care that they need to ensure healthy growth and development. As a result, 10 million children under the age of five die each year, most from preventable causes and almost all in developing countries.
BASICS - Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival - was an innovative project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for three project cycles between 1994 and 2009. BASICS helped scale-up the use of proven effective nutrition and health interventions for newborns and children in developing countries. To achieve population-level coverage of life-saving interventions, BASICS partnered with ministries of health, other USAID projects, UN organizations, donor agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The Partnership for Child Health Care, Inc., implemented BASICS. The Partnership was comprised of John Snow, Inc., the Academy for Educational Development, and Management Sciences for Health and supported by the Manoff Group, Inc., PATH, and Save the Children USA.
The website, www.basics.org, not only houses 15 years of BASICS publications, but also features an innovative close-out report design that links readers to expanded documentation on the themes and results being discussed. Be sure to check out this and other "Knowledge Sharing Quick Links" you can find directly on the homepage.