MCSP is a global U.S. Agency for International Development cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries. It supports programming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment.
The program’s strategic objectives are to:
- Support countries to increase coverage and utilization of evidence-based, high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions at the household, community and health facility levels.
- Close innovation gaps to improve health outcomes among high-burden and vulnerable populations through engagement with a broad range of partners.
- Foster effective policymaking, program learning and accountability for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes across the continuum of care.
MCSP engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approaches. Activities address the major causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality–such as postpartum hemorrhage, birth asphyxia and diarrhea,–and improve the quality of health services from household to hospital. The program tackles these issues through approaches that also focus on health systems strengthening, household and community mobilization, gender integration and eHealth, among others.
Within MCSP, we are the lead for activities engaging the private sector, including social marketing, social franchising and market-facilitation approaches.
MCSP carries forward the momentum and lessons learned from the highly successful USAID-funded and Jhpiego-led Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), which has made significant progress in improving the health of women and children in over 50 developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The lead partners for the project are JPHIEGO, Save the Children Federation, John Snow, Inc (JSI), ICF International, PATH, Results for Development Institute (R4D), PSI and CORE Group. Associate partners include: Broad Branch Associates (BBA), John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Communications Initiative (CI), Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI) and Future Institute.
- USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program Website
Visit USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program website to learn more.