This analysis is based on the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from Rwanda. 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.
Co-authored by MCHIP staff, this article was published in Health Policy and Planning and presents the results of an analysis of 12 community-based projects implemented by nongovernmental organizations worldwide. The projects are funded through USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program to which MCHIP gives technical support. All 12 projects substantially increased coverage of multiple high-impact interventions. LiST analyses showed …
Saving Newborn Lives and MCHIP jointly supported a multi-country assessment of Kangaroo Mother Care in sub-Saharan Africa. Four country visits—to Malawi, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda—produced a very detailed report of each country’s findings.
This survey augments the existing literature on maternal and newborn health in Rwanda by including both knowledge tests and direct observation of care against standard checklists in both antenatal care and labor and delivery care, rather than collecting data through routine household surveys. The purpose of the survey is to generate information to quantify the need for and guide the …
This brief provides an overview of the international nongovernmental organizations-designed innovations currently supported by the Child Survival and Health Grants Program, and the operations research poised to advance policies and strategies at the national and global levels.
Rebecca Fields and Robert Steinglass discuss Rwanda becoming the first country in Africa to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine: http://thepump.jsi.com/mdg-4-delivering-on-the-promise-of-immunization/.
MCHIP presentation on Quality of Care given at the 2011 APHA.
The Access to Clinical and Community Maternal, Neonatal and Women’s Health Services (ACCESS) Program — a five-year, $75 million Leader with Associates Award — aimed to improve the health and survival of mothers and their newborns through expansion of coverage, access and use of maternal and newborn health services, and through improving household health behaviors and practices. This report presents …
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