MSH improves maternal and child health in Madagascar through the USAID Mikolo Project by targeting communities more than five kilometers from a health center. The project encourages women and children to use community-based primary health care services and adopt healthy behaviors. By increasing access to integrated services for family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and malaria control, USAID Mikolo empowers the Malagasy people to improve their health.
Among other achievements, the project has trained more than 5,500 community health volunteers to provide basic services and offer modern contraceptive choices, and has also assisted more than 100,000 new users of family planning services.
The Leadership Development Program, Plus (LDP+) in Madagascar collaborates with the country's ministry of health to improve reproductive, maternal, and child health services through effective leadership, management, and governance practices. Embracing the principles of country ownership, gender equity, and evidence-driven approaches, LDP+ will work with ministry of health staff to improve service delivery.
|Project Name||Health Systems||Health Areas||Date|
|USAID Mikolo||Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Service Delivery, Human Resources for Health||Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Malaria & Other Communicable Diseases||August 01, 2013 - July 31, 2018|
|The Health Communication Collaborative||Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Service Delivery, Health Information||HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Malaria & Other Communicable Diseases||September 26, 2012 - July 31, 2017|