Maternal and Child Survival Program

Countries: Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Applied Technology, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Training, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Capacity Development, Knowledge Management

Technical Expertise: Applied Technology, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Information Systems, Health Systems Strengthening, Immunization, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Nutrition, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Social and Behavior Change


The Maternal and Child Survival Program is a global USAID Cooperative Agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions with a focus on 24 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.

The Maternal and Child Survival Program supports programming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment. The Program will tackle these issues through approaches that also focus on health systems strengthening, household and community mobilization, gender integration and eHealth, among others.

With approaches tailored to meet individual country needs, the Program seeks to empower countries to design effective approaches, develop technical skills, apply analytical tools, manage workforce capacity and devote resources to reduce inequities in care, and build sustainable health systems to keep mothers, newborns, and children alive and healthy.

JSI leads the Program’s work in the areas of child health, immunization, and pediatric HIV. Our staff also contributes technically to MCSP’s cross cutting functions of measurement, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MMEL), community health, and health systems strengthening, with a focus on the strengthening of routine health information systems and supply chain management. Other partners include Jhpiego, Save the Children, PATH, PSI, Core Group, ICF, Results for Development. The Maternal and Child Survival Program is the follow-on project to MCHIP, USAID’s global flagship maternal and child health technical assistance project on which JSI was also a partner.

JSI is currently providing technical assistance through MCSP in nineteen countries and is leading the program in Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda. MCSP is the follow on project to MCHIP, USAID's global flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program on which JSI was also a partner. MCHIP continues to work in: Bangladesh, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Republic of South Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

View peer-reviewed journal articles on the Maternal and Child Survival Program's ground breaking work, "Immunisation Training Needs in Malawi" East African Medical Journal, "Engaging Communities With a Simple Tool to Help Increase Immunization Coverage" Global Health: Science and Practice, "Routine Immunization in India: A Perspective" Indian Journal of Community Health , "Monitoring Coverage of Fully Immunized Children" VACCINE, "Assessment of Health Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness of 10-Valent and 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination in Kenyan Children" PLoS ONE

Read related blog post by Mike Favin and Rebecca Fields on Bringing Communities and Health Workers Together to Expand Immunization Coverage.


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