Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

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The Maternal and Child Survival Program was a global USAID Cooperative Agreement that supports 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 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 supported 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 tackled these issues through approaches that focused on health systems strengthening, household and community mobilization, gender integration, and eHealth, among others.

With approaches tailored to meet individual country needs, the Program empowered 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 led the Program’s work in the areas of child health, immunization, and pediatric HIV. Our staff also contributed 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 included Jhpiego, Save the Children, PATH, PSI, Core Group, ICF, Results for Development. The Maternal and Child Survival Program was 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 provided 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 groundbreaking 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


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