Helping Babies Breathe Country Case Study: Colombia

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This report examines the successful national scale-up of Helping Babies Breathe in Colombia by the country’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection, and the Colombian Neonatology Association.

Respectful Maternity Care: A Field Aspiration

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MCHIP conducted a survey in 2012 with the objective of collecting information from key stakeholders about their experiences implementing interventions to promote respectful maternity care (RMC). A convenience sample of 48 individuals from 19 countries responded to the survey about disrespectful care and abuse in maternity care, approaches for prevention, and ways to promote RMC. The survey report summarizes the …

MCHIP Technical Summary: Integration of Service Delivery

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MCHIP and Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP) grantees have implemented and tested integration models for replication and scale-up in a range of countries. They have promoted service delivery integration at the community level using community health workers and volunteers; integration of family planning with other MNCH services, including immunization; integration of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) …

Building alliances for improving newborn health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Pan American Journal of Public Health included an MCHIP co-authored article in its special issue on “Health in the Americas.” The article – entitled “Building alliances for improving newborn health in Latin America and the Caribbean”—presents the findings from an analysis of the regional Latin American and Caribbean Neonatal Alliance and national neonatal alliances in Bolivia, El Salvador and …

Mode of Childbirth in Low-Risk Pregnancies: Nicaraguan Physicians’ Viewpoints

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The results of a qualitative study conducted by MCHIP have been published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. The article—entitled “Mode of Childbirth in Low-Risk Pregnancies: Nicaraguan Physicians’ Viewpoints”—explores the attitudes of physicians in the country attending births in public and private sectors, and the causes of unnecessary cesarean operations. The authors identify five actions that would help decrease …

Newborn Alliance Toolkit / La Alianza Neonatal para América Latina y el Caribe: Herramienta Guía

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This toolkit has been designed to introduce readers to the history and successes of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Newborn Alliance and its significance as a structural model for global health work in alliances; and two, to support those actors interested in forming their own national-level newborn alliances by providing background information, detailed examples, and adaptable resources on how …

Guyana Cervical Cancer Prevention Project: Close-out report

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In October 2008, the ACCESS-FP Program, MCHIP’s predecessor program, expanded and supported cervical cancer screening and treatment activities in Guyana. Following on the success of those efforts, MCHIP’s involvement in Guyana began in October 2010 to assist USAID in scaling up and strengthening cervical cancer prevention for women who are HIV+ as well as for women from the general population. …