Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS)

Dates: 1994-2009

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

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Training, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Human Resources Management, Immunization, Applied Technology, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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.


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