Bondo iCCM Study: Key Findings and Recommendations


In 2013, in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), MCHIP initiated an implementation research study to inform the MOH and its partners about the feasibility of, factors for success in, and challenges of implementing integrated community case management (iCCM). The study was completed by MCHIP’s successor, the Maternal and Child Survival Program. This brief summarizes key study findings, …

Case Study: Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes for Child Health Using the Standards-Based Management and Recognition Approach in Zimbabwe


This case study aims to document the application of Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) as a quality improvement approach to the case management of childhood illness in Zimbabwe through MCHIP. The lessons learned about the implementation process, success factors, and challenges will illumine the adoption of SBM-R to improve the quality of case management of childhood illness, where applicable, in Maternal …

Factors associated with early growth in Egyptian infants: implications for addressing the dual burden of malnutrition


The Maternal and Child Nutrition journal published an MCHIP co-authored article “Factors associated with early growth in Egyptian infants: implications for addressing the dual burden of malnutrition.” The article examines infants and young children in Egypt, who face overlapping forms of malnutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, stunting and overweight. Yet, in this setting, little is known about the factors associated with …

Feasibility Study of the Implementation of Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) in Bondo: Leveraging Existing Systems


The integrated community case management (iCCM) feasibility study in Bondo, Kenya, was designed to test whether Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) can deliver an iCCM package building on the existing community health strategy platform, thereby increasing coverage and quality of services at community and facility levels, and thus reducing child morbidity and mortality.

The rise in stunting in relation to avian influenza and food consumption patterns in Lower Egypt in comparison to Upper Egypt: results from 2005 and 2008 DHS


This open access article in BMC Public Health examines determinants of stunting between 2006 and 2008 in Egyptian children 6 – 59 months of age within the context of a 2006 avian influenza outbreak. There was mass removal of chickens in Lower Egypt as a result of the outbreak, which decreased the household supply of poultry, a key animal-source food …

Factors Associated with Growth in the First Year of Life in Egyptian Children: Implications for the Double Burden of Malnutrition


Optimal growth in infancy and early childhood is critical to the attainment of human capital and economic development in low and middle income countries. Stunted children often become adults of small stature, with limited work productivity and reduced lifetime wage earnings. Stunting remains an important problem in Egypt, with approximately one-third of children < 5 years of age affected. A …

Exploring why junk foods are ‘essential’ foods and how culturally tailored recommendations improved feeding in Egyptian children

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This study utilized the trials of improved practices (TIPs) methodology to gain an understanding of the cultural beliefs and perceptions related to feeding practices of infants and young children 0–23 months of age and used this information to work in tandem with 150 mothers to implement feasible solutions to feeding problems in Lower and Upper Egypt. Study findings reveal high …