Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Madagascar

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This analysis is based on the 2008-09 Demographic and Health Survey data from Madagascar. It summarizes key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum. Attachment Size Madagascar-FP.pdf 667.78 KB

Egypt SMART End-of-Project Report

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The SMART project (October 2011 – June 2014) was a USAID-funded MCHIP project that focused on improving maternal and neonatal health and nutrition. In collaboration with the Egyptian Nursing Syndicate, the project raised the awareness of nurses on the importance of infection control, especially around newborn babies and postpartum mothers. Click here to see a minimum dataset used for the …

Family Planning Needs During the First Two Years Postpartum

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These seven reports — from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda — are based on Demographic and Health Survey data summarizing key findings related to birth and pregnancy spacing, fertility return, unmet need for and use of family planning, and contact with key services for women during the period from the last birth through two years postpartum.

Direct observation of respectful maternity care in five countries: a cross-sectional study of health facilities in East and Southern Africa

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This article, published in BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, analyzes select data from a series of cross-sectional surveys implemented from 2009 – 2012 by MCHIP to assess quality of care in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania. The study used structured, standardized clinical observation checklists to directly observe the quality of care at facilities in the five countries. A total …

Facility-based active management of the third stage of labour: assessment of quality in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa

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The World Health Organization published an MCHIP co-authored article on “Facility-based active management of the third stage of labour: assessment of quality in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa.” The study – which examined recorded use of uterotonic medicines, controlled cord traction, and uterine massage – covered 390 facilities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania between 2009 – 2012. …

“If You Are Not Circumcised, I Cannot Say Yes”: The Role of Women in Promoting the Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania

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This MCHIP co-authored article presents a detailed analysis of a qualitative study of ways women influence uptake of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) as reported by men and women from Tabora and Njombe regions in Tanzania in 2014. The study found both male and female participants had a widely held view that women have an important role to play in …

If You Are Not Circumcised, I Cannot Say Yes: The Role of Women in Promoting the Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania

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This MCHIP co-authored article presents a detailed analysis of a qualitative study of ways women influence uptake of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) as reported by men and women from Tabora and Njombe regions in Tanzania in 2014. The study found both male and female participants had a widely held view that women have an important role to play in …

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

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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 …

Covering the Last Kilometer: Using GIS to Scale-Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Iringa and Njombe Regions, Tanzania

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The journal Global Health: Science and Practice published an MCHIP co-authored article on “Covering the Last Kilometer: Using GIS to Scale-Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Iringa and Njombe Regions, Tanzania.” The article highlights how interactive GIS maps—created by overlapping facility data (including roads and infrastructure) with population and service delivery data—permitted strategic deployment of mobile voluntary medical male …

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

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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.