Supporting the scale-up of universal cord stump cleansing in Bangladesh: Successes and challenges

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This research brief presents the learnings from the documentation study on the scale-up of cord cleansing with chlorhexidine aqueous solution (CHX) in Bangladesh between 2015 and 2018. The results of this study are intended to inform continuing efforts to expand CHX coverage and future scale-up efforts of other innovations in Bangladesh, as well as the CHX scale-up efforts of other …

Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage at the Community Level: A Guide

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This document examines evidence related to the prevention and treatment of PPH, or one or more of its components, at the community level and when a skilled or non-skilled birth attendant is assisting the birth. The purpose of the document is to guide policy makers, health practitioners, donors, community leaders, and program managers who are developing community-based interventions to address …

The Unpeeled Mango

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Men’s decisions about seeking voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services are complex, influenced by culture, education, sexuality, gender relations, marital status, and exposure to urban or modern culture, among other factors. This qualitative assessment was conducted in February 2011 in three districts of Iringa region to inform the VMMC program implemented in Iringa, Tanzania, by the Ministry of Health and …

Quality of Care for Prevention and Management of Common Maternal and Newborn Complications: A Study of Ethiopia’s Hospitals

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This quality of care survey was conducted in March and April of 2010 to assess the care received by mothers and newborns during antenatal and delivery care. The survey was fielded in the 19 Ethiopian hospitals with the heaviest volume of deliveries. The primary objective of the survey was to determine the frequency and quality of interventions that address direct …

A facility birth can be the time to start family planning: Postpartum intrauterine device experiences from six countries

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This MCHIP co-authored article—published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics—examines how postpartum family planning (PPFP) and postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) services were integrated into maternal care in six low- and middle-income countries, applying an insertion technique. Facilities—in Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Pakistan, Philippines and Rwanda—with high delivery volume were selected to integrate PPFP/PPIUD services into routine care. The percentages …

Family Planning Needs during the First Two Years Postpartum in Nigeria

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This analysis is based on the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey data from Mozambique. 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.

Bondo iCCM Study: Key Findings and Recommendations

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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, …