Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health: Our Impact

A proposal writing workshop participant. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

The KAN Development Foundation is one of 31 community service organizations (CSOs) that participated in capacity building workshops organized by the US Agency for International Development-funded Community-Based Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (CUBS) project in 2010. Twenty-two of the CSOs participated in a proposal writing workshop and nine participated in an organizational development workshop, both facilitated by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and CUBS technical advisors.

One of the representatives from a local NGO that met all the targets and received the annual bonus payment. {Kate Dilley/MSH.}Kate Dilley/MSH.

Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) USAID-funded Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haïti (SDSH) Project and its all-Haitian staff are working through a network of 27 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) using performance-based financing contracts to provide primary health care—with a focus on maternal, newborn, and child health, HIV & AIDS services, and family planning services—to nearly half of Haiti’s population.MSH establishes contracts with the NGOs to meet an established and agreed upon set of targets prior to rele

After successfully supporting the national scale-up of performance-based financing (PBF) for health centers in Rwanda, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is now providing technical assistance to the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH) to sustain and improve this model and to introduce PBF at the community level. PBF is an innovative health financing solution that structures the flow of resources to pay for results rather than simply paying for processes or reimbursing activity costs.

The Letlhabile Community Health Center in Madibeng sub-district, North West Province, South Africa more than doubled polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of HIV exposed babies at six weeks in six months. By August 2010, the community health center tested 89% of babies, up from 42% in March 2010.

The rural Eastern Cape communities in South Africa face a common set of problems when caring for people living with HIV & AIDS – the huge distance to hospital facilities and the large patient load at these facilities.

Clients relaxing in the Children's Room. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

A children’s playroom at the Children’s Specialist Hospital in Ilorin, Nigeria, is having tremendous success at attracting HIV+ mothers and children, increasing the numbers of adult and pediatric patients enrolled into care and treatment. The playroom is the result of a collaborative partnership between the USAID-funded Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment project (ProACT), a project led by Management Sciences for Health; the Kwara State Government of Nigeria; and local non-governmental organization the Well-Being Foundation.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Integrated Health Program (IHP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).This 5-year project will create better conditions for, and increase the availability and use of, high-impact health services, products, and practices.

Afghanistan, Tech-Serve trainingAfghanistan's maternal and infant mortality statistics are universally recognized as being among the world's worst. One of the many reasons for this is the lack of awareness among the community about the importance of family planning to maternal and child health.

Miriam, in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan, has three children—two other infants died within days of birth. She has just given birth to her sixth child. This time, however, it was different from the previous pregnancies. She and her female relatives had learned from the local female community health worker about the importance of keeping the baby warm. The old custom of bathing the baby right after birth to make the newborn clean was dangerous because the baby easily became cold and then sick.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the Global Health Council, PATH, and Bread for the World for a briefing that will demonstrate the importance of integrating nutrition interventions into maternal and child heath activities as well as highlight the synergies between the Feed the Future Initiative and Global Health Initiative.Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


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